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Prescription Monitoring Program Enhancements

Award Information

Award #
2018-PM-BX-0001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$854,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $750,000)

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Program is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based program was developed as part of the CARA legislation signed into law on July 22, 2016.

The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program aims to reduce opioid abuse and the number of overdose fatalities, as well as to mitigate the impacts on crime victims. The program also supports the implementation, enhancement, and proactive use of prescription drug monitoring programs to support clinical decision making and prevent the abuse and diversion of controlled substances.

The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is incorporated into the FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program. The purpose of this program is to improve collaboration and strategic decision-making of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to address prescription drug and opioid misuse, save lives, and reduce crime. This is made possible through the collection and analysis of controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.

The Idaho State Board of Pharmacy will support the proactive use of the PDMP by providing practitioners with one-click, in-workflow access to patient information by enhancing Idaho’s PMP AWARxE with the NarxCare Enterprise platform and funding implementation fees and gateway licenses for up to 30 prescribers or dispensers. Idaho will expand the prescriber reports to state-to-state comparison and compare the prescribing habits of a health care specialty among states.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2018