Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Usage
Rhode Island Numbers
- The vast majority of prescribers are not using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program when they prescribe Schedule 2 drugs to check and see if the patient has other prescriptions.
- While there is much opportunity for improvement, utilization of PDMP reached its highest level in July 2015.
- The recommended best practice is for providers to check the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before every Schedule 2 prescription is written.
Data for the month of February, 2016
- It is recommended that providers check the Prescription Drug Monitoring Progam before every Schedule 2 prescription is written.
- Prescribers are legally required to check the Prescription Drug Monitoring Progam before starting a new opioid prescription, and at least once a year for patients on long term opioids.
- 99% of all Schedule 2 prescriptions are written by these professions.