What are prescription monitoring programs?
Forty-three (43) states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) have operational PMPs. All PMPs rely on electronic transmission of data from pharmacies, although California, New York, and Texas require practitioners to obtain and use serialized security forms in addition to the electronic component.
The PPSG encourages research on current PMPs to evaluate their effectiveness in
Through these efforts, an accurate assessment of the success of PMPs in achieving a balanced approach can be made.
Model Prescription Monitoring Program Legislation
Using Medicaid data to identify prescription drug diversion