Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) / Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMP) are jurisdictionally operated electronic databases which collect, maintain and disseminate controlled substance prescription information spedific to each jurisdiction's laws and regulations. PDMP and PMP are used interchangable throughout this website as well as others.
Quick search of PDMP Contacts by State
CS = STATE CS contact / PMP = PMP contact / CSandPMP = Both a STATE CS and PMP contact
January 24, 2018 - PEW Charitable Trusts: When Are Prescribers Required to Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs? Data show mandates vary across states
November 29, 2017 Bill to Extend VA Prescription Data Sharing on Opioids Heads to President For Signature
The U.S. Senate last week passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) that aims to help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) better address opioid abuse among the nation’s military members, and the measure now heads to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.
September 8, 2017 Testimony before Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse concerning Critical Decision Support Tools to Respond to the Opioid CrisisTopic - Prescription Drug Monitoring. View Agenda and State powerpoint presentations.
6/8/17 Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Evolution and Evidence This Brief from the University of Pennsylvania and CHERISH reviews the current status and characteristics of PDMPs, their use, and evidence of their effectiveness. The authors find that despite overall effectiveness of PDMPs being difficult to ascertain, recent studies suggest they can change prescribing patterns. The brief concludes with a summary of best practices for PDMPs and the needs for further research and evaluation.
4/26/17 PMP Administrator's Roundtable - Save the date-At the request of several PDMP Administrators, the PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Brandeis University, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is hosting a PDMP Administrators' Roundtable meeting. The meeting is being planned for August 10-11, 2017 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Overland Park, Kansas.
3/30/17 The CDC in collaboration with SAMHSA and Brandeis University Releases - New Report. In fiscal years 2012 to 2016, SAMHSA funded the PDMP - Electronic Health Records Integration and Interoperability Expansion (PEHRIIE) program in nine states to increase the use of PDMPs and reduce prescription opioid misuse and overdose. The project states were: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia.
11/7/16 American Society for Automation in Pharmacy releases reporting standard 4.2A - Press Release:
6/23/16 Vanderbilt University Research News:Study indicates that drug-monitoring-programs-reduce-opioid-deaths
4/20/15 Citations to selected research articles concerning state prescription drug monitoring programs-
4/4/14 NASCSA and Alliance Send Statements Supporting Integration of PMPs and Electronic Health Records - Both Organizations provide letters to the Health IT Intergration Initiative in support of the integration of PMP records with Electronic Health Reords.
To view Alliance Statement / To view NASCSA Statement
Connections with PDMPs - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology]
2/14/17 - 2017 Harold Rogers PDMP National Grant Meeting to be held September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel. - Meeting announcement
1/24/17 - Office of Justice Programs announces Harold Rogers 2017 PDMP competitive grants Application Deadline is April 25, 2017
1/24/17 - TTAC to host webinar on February 21, 2017 from 1-2pm concerning Harold Rogers PDMP 2017 competitive grants
9/23/16- Office of Justice Programs Announces Grant Awards of More Than $8.8 Million to Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse, Misuse, Diversion. Grants include Hal Rogers funding for PDMP programs.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Bill Status Updates
Updates provided to NASCSA by the National Association of Model State Drug Laws
10/14/16 PMP Legislative Status Update
HR 1725 The NASPER reauthorization Act of 20151/12/16 NASCSA letter to Chairpersons of U.S. Senate Committee considering HR 1725
The NASPER reauthorization Act of 2015
9/20/17 Interview Ralph Orr, Director of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program concerning an overview of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program
12/14/16 Interview Ralph Orr, Director of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program is interviewed on NBC Channel 12 Richmond, VA concerning use of the system
2/10/15 Presentation made by Sherry Green on behalf of NASCSA at Iowa PMP Conference