Monday, May 4, 2015

Topic: Abuse Mitigation Programs & Policies

The Role of Government in Mitigating Opioid Abuse

Due to the complex issues surrounding opioid abuse and misuse, various national and state programs, policies, and laws have been put in place to help mitigate opioid abuse and misuse.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

PDMPs are in place in 49 states to help detect and reduce the risk of diversion and abuse of prescription drugs at the practice and retail levels. These state programs allow for the collection and analysis of prescription data. Proactive reporting through the use of PDMPs can help:

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