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National Governors Association Policy Academy: Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Plan
Click here to read the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Strategic Plan
New Video Resource - Prescription Drug Abuse - Red Flags for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
An educational video for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help them identify the warning signs of prescription drug abuse and diversion when dispensing prescriptions was created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® and the Anti-Diversion Industry Working Group, a consortium of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. This 12-minute video, entitled, "Red Flags," includes a foreword from Virginia Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, Caroline D. Juran.
Prescription Monitoring Program Releases 2013 Data
June 9, 2014 - Behaviors associated with doctor shopping for the illegitimate use of prescription drugs is on the decline in Virginia, according to newly released data from the Department of Health Professions’ (DHP) Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The PMP maintains a database of prescriptions written in Virginia, interoperable with 15 other states. Read More
The PMP Data Center
The PMP Data Center is now available with 24/7 access and auto-response capabilities for prescribers and pharmacists.
If you are a prescriber or pharmacist and have not registered to use the program please do so today by clicking on “Access the PMP Data Center” . Click on "Not a user? Register to become a user", Fill out the form and click the SUBMIT button. Print the form out, sign and date it, and fax to 804-527-4470.
Once your registration request is verified and approved you will receive information about how to use the program.
Prescription Monitoring Program on YouTube
Click here to view the NEW Prescription Monitoring Program informational modules on "Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Story" and "How to Register to Use Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program."
New PMP Brochure
Download the newest brochure: Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): Maximizing Management, Minimizing Risk
Program Interoperability with other State Prescription Monitoring Programs
Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program, in partnership with several states, has leveraged advances in technology to enable the sharing of prescription information across state lines. The implementation of this technology comes at a time when prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States. Please click the link below for the current map of interoperable state programs.
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) with an unrestricted educational grant from the REMS Program Companies, has developed prescriber education in the safe and competent use of opioid medications. The program, titled Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) of Pain, is sponsored by BUSM in collaboration with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards. The first phase is a free online 3 hour CME activity that is now available at www.scopeofpain.com
NIDA Offers Free Online CMEs on Safe Prescribing for Pain and Preventing Opioid Abuse
To better equip physicians, nurses, and other health professionals against the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers two free online CMEs/CEs:
- Safe Prescribing for Pain (1.25 credits) teaches the prevalence of prescription opioid abuse and explores ways to effectively screen for and prevent abuse in patients with pain.
- Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Rx Drugs (1.75 credits) identifies the prevalence of opioid addiction and dependence in patients with chronic pain and assists physicians in identifying emerging abuse behaviors.
These courses, developed by NIDA and Medscape Education, provide guidance for screening pain patients for substance use disorder risk factors and in identifying when patients are abusing their medications.