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Prescription Monitoring Program

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a 24/7 database containing information on dispensed controlled substances included in Schedule II, III and IV; those in Schedule V for which a prescription is required; naloxone, all drugs of concern, and cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil dispensed by a pharmaceutical processor in Virginia. The primary purpose of the PMP is to promote safe prescribing and dispensing practices for covered substances by providing timely and essential information to healthcare providers. Law enforcement and health profession licensing boards use the PMP to support investigations related to doctor shopping, diversion, and inappropriate prescribing and dispensing.

Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program

Latest Reports 

2020 Annual Report of the Prescription Monitoring Program

The Virginia PMP's latest quarterly newsletter: Newsletter Quarter 1 2021

Quarterly Report Quarter 3 2020 of the Prescription Monitoring Program


Drug Take Back Day October 24, 2020

Virginia will participate Saturday October 24, 2020 in the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  For more information read this open letter from DHP Director, Dr. David Brown and visit the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day web page.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.

More PMP News

Introduction to the PMP

PMP 101

Download an introduction to basic information regarding the Who, What, Where, Why, and How of the PMP.

NarxCare Report Fact Sheet

Download a brief overview outlining How to Utilize NarxCare reports.

Submission Requirements

Download the Virginia Data Submission Dispenser Guide for more details about the current submission requirements effective beginning June 2020.

Video Resources

Members of the public can learn more about Virginia’s PMP with a program overview and a video summary of opioid regulations that impact the program. Registered PMP users are encouraged to reference Navigating NarxCare, a video tutorial series on using the PMP platform provided by Appriss. 

PMP users can also learn how to navigate and better understand the NarxCare platform with interactive tutorials from Appriss.  Follow along with Generic Navigation or NarxCare Interpretation to get familiar with Virginia’s PMP. 

Screenshot of PMP video NarxCare application screen


Grant Funding

Grant funding is available for integration of prescription information into electronic medical records and pharmacy software systems. Read the Governor’s news release.

Click on the image below to request more information.

NarxCare application screen

Learn more about the public-private partnership working to integrate the Virginia PMP and NarxCare into your clinical workflow.

How to Access the Virginia PMP:

Users may want to review the User Support Manual for in depth details.

For Technical Assistance: Contact Appriss at 1-855-4VA-4PMP (1-855-482-4767) Or submit a support request at:

Should you have any questions, you may contact the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program at (804) 367-4514 or by email at

Prescription Monitoring Program
Ralph A. Orr, Director