‘If you took the dollars that were wasted on diverted and abused medicines in this country, it would come to billions of dollars a year,’ Kloth said.. Calif. Creates Prescription Drug Database Prescription drug addicts who go to multiple doctors to feed their habits are getting targeted by a new data source for doctors and police in California. Tuesday that tracks prescription medication use Attorney General Jerry Brown unveiled a secure Internet site, saying doctors will be able to log on to see how many other prescriptions their patients might be taking. Law enforcement will also monitor the site’s data to spot trends in substance abuse.In addition, it supplements course budgets so students can do even more site visits and take part in outbreak investigations. For example, Herrmann recently took college students to a poultry procedure in northwest Illinois to do some environmental sampling. Other college students traveled to Germany to visit and learn about a foreign animal disease service and the German exact carbon copy of our CDC, Herrmann said. In a global world of raising environmental pressures and burgeoning agricultural needs, Herrmann said, individual communities can no longer afford to segregate their understanding of these influences on individual health.