In Opioid Epidemic, States Intensify Rx Drug Monitoring

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The following was provided by the National Community Pharmacists Association:

Long before the current opioid epidemic, most states developed drug-tracking systems to allow physicians and pharmacists to check patients' prescription drug use, including opioid painkillers, to determine whether they may be receiving too many pills, at too high a dose or in dangerous combination with other medications. But few prescribers took advantage of the systems. Now, faced with a drug overdose epidemic that killed more than 63,000 people in 2016, at least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use the systems, known as prescription drug-monitoring programs, or PDMPs, to analyze each patient’s prescription drug use before writing another prescription for highly addictive drugs such as Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin. CLICK HERE to read more.

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