State Drug Monitoring Programs Should Make Data More Accessible, Study Says

 Currently, data from the Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) are not used as much as they could be, cannot be easily exchanged across states, and are difficult for providers to find, a new government report states. Five to 39 percent of providers use PDMP data, according to the report. Reasons for the low usage include many providers are not aware of the systems, and the data is not current. In addition, members of healthcare teams that support doctors and pharmacists often are not allowed to access the systems.|

Source: – December 6, 2012