Making Use of Your State’s PDMP
(Prescription Drug Monitoring Program)
The PDMP is an online database which 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 the patient is misusing or addicted to prescription drugs.3,4
US State Prescribing Rates per 100 persons, 20165
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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.
*The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids wishes to acknowledge that this work was supported by the US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, under grant number 2U18FD004593-06. The content is solely the responsibility of the Partnership and does not necessarily represent the official views of the US Food and Drug Administration.