Health professionals, lawmakers seek improvements to prescription drug monitoring

Health professionals, lawmakers seek improvements to prescription drug monitoring

The House Human Services Committee heard from health professionals Tuesday on the effectiveness of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which collects information on controlled substance prescriptions in the state. And while the program has proven to be an effective tool for combatting the prescription of opioids in Pennsylvania, officials and legislators alike believe there is room for improvement in the PDMP to better address opioid addiction. 
 
Meghna Patel, director of the Pennsylvania PDMP office, said since being launched in August 2016, the PDMP system has provided prescribers and dispensers access to important prescription information that helps them prescribe medication in a safe manner. 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - December 10, 2018

Tweets of the Week - December 10, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, December 14, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
DePasquale launches review to bring transparency to prescription drug pricing

DePasquale launches review to bring transparency to prescription drug pricing

On Wednesday morning Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference where he announced that he is launching a review that will bring transparency and accountability to prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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