As of September 2017, each state (as well as Washington D.C.) has established its own Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to prevent overprescribing of controlled medications, particularly opioid pain medications, and diversion of controlled substances. All dispensers of DEA- or state-designated controlled substances, including practitioners who dispense controlled substances, MUST report those dispenses to their state’s prescription drug monitoring program so that other prescribers and dispensers may access the information.
Historically reporting to PDMP systems was a manual process, but today PharmaLink’s system makes it quick and easy for you! PharmaLink’s web-based software automatically prompts for all required information and submits PDMP reports in all states where we currently operate. PharmaLink’s software also submits “Zero-Fill” reports on behalf of accounts, which are required in many states when no reportable dispenses occur.