Making Use of Your State’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is an online database that houses prescribing and dispensing data for patients per state. The PDMP helps identify when a patient obtains multiple prescriptions from different practitioners—which may indicate that the patient is misusing or is addicted to prescription drugs.3,4
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US State Prescribing Rates per 100 persons, 20165
IN 2018, 41 PEOPLE DIED EACH DAY
FROM PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS IN THE US.6
U.S. State Prescribing Rates, 2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/maps/rxstate2016.html. Updated July 31, 2017. Accessed March 23, 2018.
Jones CM. Heroin use and heroin use risk behaviors among nonmedical users of prescription opioid pain relievers—United States, 2002-2004 and 2008-2010. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;132(1-2):95-100.
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