Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: An Assessment of the Evidence for Best Practices

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: An Assessment of the Evidence for Best Practices – 2012 at the Pew Charitable Trusts discusses the role of state prescription drug monitoring programs, or PDMPs. PDMPs are databases that gather information from pharmacies on dispensed prescriptions for controlled substances.

This white paper describes what is known about PDMP best practices and documents the extent to which these practices have been implemented. Compiled by experts from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the report provides a framework for a proactive, coordinated national strategy to attack the epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Last Updated: 09/24/2015