Leslie Chambers
,


Ardis Dee Hoven on Rx Abuse

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes that modernized, interoperable Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) have the potential to be a powerful clinical tool to help prevent prescription drug abuse, diversion, overdose and death.  As states continue to consider how to best deploy PDMPs, the AMA has specific recommendations as part of our comprehensive efforts to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion.

Ardis Dee Hoven
,


Select a Contributor Response

Conversations:

The annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit touches on a range of issues including prescription monitoring programs (PDMPs). What are areas of opportunity for strengthening these?

View All Conversations

 

The annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit touches on a range of issues including prescription monitoring programs (PDMPs). What are areas of opportunity for strengthening these?

Test Name
Test Title, Test Company

Read biography×
This is a test modal

Srinivas Nalamachu on Rx Drug Abuse

Submitted by Julie on

Prescription drug monitoring programs offer tremendous potential – to either effectively curb abuse or to overburden prescribing doctors, making patients struggle to get the pain relief they legitimately need.  The challenge lies in achieving the former without effecting the latter.  To strengthen these programs, policymakers must design PDMPs with user-friendly, efficient methods for minimizing abuse.

Srinivas Nalamachu
,


Paul Gileno on Rx Drug Abuse

Diversion of prescription drugs is a significant abuse problem, and state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP’s) have been created to be an efficient, cost effective tool for investigating and preventing drug diversion. A PDMP uses a centralized database in order to collect and review prescriptions on controlled substances. The intended effect is to share valuable information among providers and pharmacists as well as limit drug overdoses and curtail doctor shopping and prescriber overuse.

Paul Gileno
,


DrugFree.org on Rx Drug Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org knows that PDMPs are an important component in addressing the medicine abuse epidemic. We support the position of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy on the need for PDMPs in all 50 states and DC, with those programs interconnected to be able to share data, thereby providing a more effective means of combating drug diversion and drug abuse nationwide.

DrugFree.org
,


Pages

Subscribe to PhRMA RSS