Monitor Your Patients
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.4

Featuring Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP

Find Your State’s PDMP

U.S. PDMP map
US State Prescribing Rates per 100 persons, 20199
>60 prescriptions
50-59.9 prescriptions
40-49.9 prescriptions
<40 prescriptions
No Data Available
US State Prescribing Rates per 100 persons, 20199
>60 prescriptions
50-59.9 prescriptions
40-49.9 prescriptions
<40 prescriptions
No Data Available

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References
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  2. Vowles KE, McEntee ML, Julnes PS, Frohe T, Ney JP, van der Goes DN. Rates of opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction in chronic pain: a systematic review and data synthesis. Pain. 2015;156(4):569-576.
  3. Why guidelines for primary care providers? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed August 6, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guideline_infographic-a.pdf
  4. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed August 6, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdmp/providers.html
  5. PDMP policies and practices. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center website. Accessed August 6, 2021. https://www.pdmpassist.org/Policies
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Accessed September 9, 2021. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29393/2019NSDUHFFRPDFWHTML/2019NSDUHFFR1PDFW090120.pdf
  7. 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.
  8. Issue brief: Nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen. American Medical Association website. https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/issue-brief-increases-in-opioid-related-overdose.pdf
  9. U.S. state opioid dispensing rates, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed September 8, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/rxrate-maps/state2019.html