Hasn’t participation been voluntary in the past?

Yes, but not anymore.  Here’s what you need to know: If you prescribe a controlled substance in Schedules II through V, you must check the patient’s name in the PDMP before issuing the prescription. If you dispense, you must enter that prescription into the system within 24 hours. This does not apply to the vast… Continue Reading Hasn’t participation been voluntary in the past?

What is the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)?

The PDMP was created in 2010 as a measure to help combat individuals’ opioid addiction by cracking down on those patients who engage in “doctor shopping” and those within health care who abuse their prescribing privileges. Forty-nine of 50 states now have some form of a PDMP which is an electronic system that tracks the… Continue Reading What is the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)?