Policy Paper

Strengthening Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Supporting the Appropriate Ues of Prescription Medicines

PhRMA May 5, 2016

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and its members are committed to supporting the appropriate use of prescription medicines and working with others to prevent and stop diversion and abuse. One of the most promising tools in preventing and detecting potential doctor shoppers while allowing for legitimate medical use of needed prescription medicines by patients is prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).