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News Releases

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program Announces New Access to Opioid Prescription History from Military Hospitals and Clinics

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program, or PMP, announces its new ability to share the prescription history of Military Treatment Facility patients under an agreement with the US Department of Defense Health Agency. For more information read the March 6, 2019 Press Release .

Virginia's PMP Is Now Interoperable with North Carolina

On January 24, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam announced that North Carolina is the most recent state to become interoperable with Virginia's PMP, an addition that makes Virginia's program fully integrated with more than half of U.S. states. Read the Governor's news release.

UVA Health System to Integrate Electronic Medical Record System with Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

In order to improve patient safety in the battle against prescription drug and opioid abuse, the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville this month becomes the first large medical system in Virginia under a public-private grant to initiate use of the NarxCare Appriss digital bridge. NarxCare is used by prescribers and pharmacists within their work flow to expedite access to the Commonwealth’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Read the full news release.

Virginia’s First Healthcare System Opts into Appriss Health’s NarxCare Platform

In the fight against prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction, prescribers at Tidewater’s Bayview Physicians Group and their patients are among the first beneficiaries of NarxCare by Appriss Health offered by Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Read the full news release.

Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.

CDC releases new Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 

Prescription Monitoring Program
Email pmp@dhp.virginia.gov
Ralph A. Orr, Director