prescription drug monitoring program More States Mandate Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs March 15, 2017 By Aubrey Westgate A look at PDMPs in PA—what they are doing and how they are helping patients. Ten ways the FDA is addressing the opioid epidemic February 11, 2017 By Aubrey Westgate Scott Winiecki, MD, of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, shares how the FDA is working to address the opioid epidemic. Top strategies for incorporating PDMP data into physician work flow February 09, 2017 By Aubrey Westgate How can physicians, already struggling to keep up with mounting regulations and larger patient loads, use PDMPs in more effective and efficient ways? PMP helps one state reduce painkiller Rxs November 08, 2016 By Mark Lowery Editor While the number of painkiller Rxs is soaring elsewhere, Wisconsin is celebrating a reduction. HHS tackles opioid epidemic July 09, 2016 By Tracey Walker HHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes. Why is Missouri the last drug monitoring holdout? April 11, 2016 By Christine Blank Pharmacists and legislators are calling for the creation of a prescription drug monitoring (PDMP)) program in the Missouri – the only state without a monitoring program. PDMP programs: 11 states to watch Some experts argue that prescription drug monitoring programs can be a game changer when it comes to curbing prescription abuse and misuse. Here are 11 states that stand out for their PDMPs (or lack thereof). Do prescription drug monitoring programs work? An in-depth look at the effects of PDMPs, which are electronic databases used to track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled prescription drugs to patients. Ohio streamlining pharmacist access to patient drug histories October 30, 2015 By Mark Lowery Editor Ohio is set to become the first state to link its prescription drug monitoring program with electronic medical records already in existence.