Commentary: Responding to America’s Medicine Cabinet Epidemic – By Congressman Hal Rogers

Hal Rogers, the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district spoke in June at the Annual Meeting for the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs (ASPMP). He noted that “prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are among the most efficient and cost-effective tools in our arsenal, bridging the gap between legitimate medical need and potential misuse.”

“I was pleased to stand with these trailblazing members of ASPMP as they voted to adopt the PMIX Architecture—a landmark, consensus-based set of technical standards to facilitate interoperability among state-run PDMPs. Soon data exchanges will allow doctors, pharmacists and investigators to sniff out the interstate doctor shopping that has fueled the pill pipeline in our country.”

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/commentary-responding-to-america%e2%80%99s-medicine-cabinet-epidemic

 

Source: JoinTogether.org – June 8, 2012

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