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Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP)

To help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of our community, Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) collects information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances. This information helps health care providers safely prescribe controlled substances and helps patients get the treatment they need.

Valuable clinical data is now searchable through Pennsylvania’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Starting Aug. 25, 2016, medical professionals registered for Pennsylvania’s new PDMP will be able to access valuable data that will help inform clinical decisions and combat the opioid and heroin epidemic.

Registration for the PA PDMP system is now openclick here to get started!

Registering for the PA PDMP is the critical first step to accessing valuable clinical information to spot the warning signs of addiction, doctor shopping, and drug diversion.

Please visit the PA PDMP website for the latest updates on the program. The site offers a general Q&A page, more details for dispensers and prescribers, and contact information for the PA PDMP office

Resources

  • PA PDMP Tutorial: Learn how to navigate and conduct a patient query using the PA PDMP, as well as how to identify red flags here.
  • Clinical Resources Toolkit: For support during the adoption of this new program, the PA PDMP office developed a toolkit of resources to help medical professionals fully utilize the PDMP, including prescribing guidelines, screening tools, and treatment resources.
  • Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, the Department of Health has convened the multi-stakeholder Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force to create seven evidence-based opioid prescribing guidelines for prescribers and dispensers across the commonwealth
  • Single County Authorities (SCAs): Through contracts with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), SCAs are drug and alcohol service hubs that receive state and federal dollars to plan, coordinate, manage, and implement the delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, treatment, and treatment-related services (such as case management and recovery support) at the local level. This includes a continuum of drug and alcohol treatment services. SCAs will work with providers to offer assistance to their patients who need such services. Typically, SCAs serve individuals who reside within the SCA’s geographic region, but this is not always the case. To locate an SCA, please visit https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelpNow/CountyServices.aspx.