Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in pharmacy practice: A clinical resource to support pharmacists' professional judgment and fight prescription drug abuse
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Define the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States and its impact on public health. Identify the role of pharmacists in dispensing controlled substances. Discuss a recent study that suggests increasing clinical resources to pharmacists and leveraging their strategic position in the health system may be key to reducing the diversion of prescription drugs.
Keyword(s): Pharmacists, Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a policy analyst and PhD Student studying health policy, I am an active member of the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task force. I have also been invited to serve on an expert panel to discuss health policy issues surrounding prescription drug abuse and treatment in Indiana. Furthermore, I have conducted research on the implementation and use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs in pharmacy practice as a way of combating prescription drug abuse.
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