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Administration of the PMIX Hub

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $386,973)

Beginning in FY 2002, Congress appropriated funding to the U.S. Department of Justice to support the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Prescription monitoring programs 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. States that have implemented prescription monitoring programs have the capability to collect and analyze prescription data much more efficiently than states without such programs, where the collection of prescription information requires the manual review of pharmacy files, a time-consuming and invasive process.

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy will use the enhancement grant funds to administer the multi-state PMIX Hub. The PMIX hub facilitates PDMP data transmission for multiple states including exchanges between Kentucky and Ohio. Deliverables for this project include the expansion of the PMIX hub by operating and maintaining the Hub so that at least five states are able to access out-of-state PDMP data and support for the Ohio PDMP by paying maintenance fees on software and databases.


Date Created: September 7, 2010