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NCJ Number: 218850 Find in a Library
Title: PMP Committee Phase II PMIX Pilot Project: Survey of State Prescription Monitoring Programs
Author(s): John Eadie; Scott Serich
Corporate Author: IJIS Institute
United States of America
Date Published: January 2007
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
IJIS Institute
Washington, DC 20001
Grant Number: 2003-LD-BX-0007
Sale Source: IJIS Institute
720 7th Street NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the development and presents the findings of a survey that solicited information on the diversity of practice regarding data-sharing among the 32 States that have or will soon have operational Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PMPs), which are designed to help prevent and detect the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutical controlled substances, particularly at the retail level where no other automated information collection system exists.
Abstract: All 32 States with a PMP program responded to the survey. The survey findings confirm and clarify why PMIX capability is essential for PMPs to become effective in identifying and preventing the diversion and abuse of prescription controlled substances. Findings revealed the need and the opportunity for interorganizational sharing solutions that follow open exchange standards. This will enable an efficient nationwide implementation of PMIX capability. The States reported that 19 PMPs were fully operational, 6 were under development, and 7 were authorized in statute but not yet operational. The survey obtained data that will assist in comparing and contrasting current and future intrastate and interstate sharing practices among PMPs. Such sharing is necessary because of the potential for abusers of prescription drugs to shop for doctors across State borders in order to obtain prescriptions for the drugs being abused. The survey also identified interstate sharing partners; sharing volume and trends; Federal permissions and practices; authentication practices; memoranda of understanding; and fulfillment of requests from prescribers, pharmacists, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, researchers, and patients. In addition, the survey examined the likelihood that State PMP decisionmakers would require certain high-level features if they were to adopt a PMP information exchange (PMIX) system. 37 figures and appended survey instrument, survey contact list, survey protocol, and survey results
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Illegal dispensing of licit drugs; Interagency cooperation; Pharmacy crimes; Prescription drugs
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