Information is Power to Fight the Opioid Crisis

July 26, 2018

Addressing the nation’s opioid crisis is no simple task. It’s a multi-factorial problem that must include multi-pronged solutions—including cooperation and collaboration among the medical and pharmacy communities, government, social programs, and regulatory agencies. PDMPs (prescription drug monitoring programs) are one way that states are working with doctors to keep them informed about their patients’ opioid prescribing histories, especially as related to coordination of care with other providers.

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Steve Marchbank, MD Vice President, Strategic Product Solutions