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Hal Rogers 2009 Prescription Monitoring Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)

Since the beginning of FY 2002, Congress has appropriated funding to the U.S. Department of Justice to support the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Prescription drug monitoring programs enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency. These programs are designed to help prevent and detect the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutical controlled substances, particularly at the retail level where no other automated information collection system exists.

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program assists states as they plan, implement, or enhance a PDMP. PDMPs: build a state-level data collection and analysis system to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials for future prevention efforts; enhance existing programs' abilities to analyze and use collected data to identify drug abuse trends and increase the number of users of the PDMP; facilitate national evaluation efforts to ensure continued support; encourage the exchange of information among states to prevent cross-border diversion; assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programs to ensure continued state-level support; and, enhance collaborations with law enforcement, prosecutors, treatment professionals, the medical community, and pharmacies to establish a comprehensive PDMP strategy.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) will use their 2009 PDMP Enhancement funds to: Attend each of the major conferences covering issues dealing with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) systems and conferences covering new technology systems critical to PMP operations; begin a marketing campaign directed at prescription drug education and abuse; cover operational expenses, including maintenance fees and PMP database subscriptions essential to maintaining the expenses; and reduce errors submitted to PMP and assist pharmacists with collecting patient information, by deploying up to 500 2D scanners to pharmacies across the state.


Date Created: September 15, 2009