Prescription drug overdose deaths, mostly from opioid pain relievers, now outpace motor vehicle fatalities in most states. In about 35 states, electronic databases known as prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) are intended to reduce abuse of prescription drugs and overdose by tracking pharmacy dispensing and making data available to clinicians and law enforcement. This study will provide evidence-based information of effectiveness to administrators and inform policy decisions at the national level.
Grant Number: 6387
Funding Date: Tue, 11/15/2011
Researching Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Researcher: Nabarun Dasgupta, MPH; Corey Davis, JD, MSPH