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Register for Your State PDMP

As PDMPs Improve, Physicians' Use Increases

State-based prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) were checked nearly 85 million times in 2015—a 40% increase over 2014.6 Physicians' and other health care providers' registration to use PDMPs also increased from 464,698 in 2014 to 616,789 in 2015.6 Increases were seen in states with—and without—mandates to use a PDMP.

6. Based on an AMA survey and responses from 42 state PDMP administrators. Figures will be adjusted as new information becomes available.

Select your state to directly access the information you need to register and use your state prescription drug monitoring program.

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Using a PDMP in Your Practice

The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse encourages you to register for and use your state PDMP to help make more informed prescribing decisions.

PDMPs are electronic databases that can provide the opioid and controlled substance history for your patients – and your own prescribing practices.

When PDMPs are fully funded, contain relevant, real-time data and are integrated into your workflow, they allow you to:

  • Access your patient's prescription history for opioids and other controlled substances quickly during the exam—or allow a delegate in your practice to access it prior to the exam.
  • Determine immediately whether your patients have received opioids and other controlled substances from other providers and dispensers, both in and out of state.
  • Evaluate and manage patients with persistent pain more effectively.
  • Create alerts when a patient reaches certain thresholds for prescriptions, dosage or quantity.
  • Identify when you may need to counsel and refer the patient for additional treatment for persistent pain or a substance abuse disorder.
  • Be prompted when co-prescribing naloxone may be clinically indicated.
  • Identify other prescribers to help coordinate care and follow-up activities.

PDMP Information & Training