September 2017 Hot Flashes

Patients Please Be Aware - GA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

With the recent passing of House Bill 249 by the Georgia General Assembly, there have been several changes to the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The purpose of the PDMP is to reduce the abuse of controlled substances and to promote proper use of medications used to treat pain and terminal illness. The PDMP also helps reduce duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances. 

To that end, new PDMP system requirements will make the process of prescribing opioids to patients much more difficult for physicians. Each patient must have updated prescriptions in and be viewed on the Georgia PDMP database. These changes do NOT require patients to change what they are doing. But, it is important for you to be aware of the changes when discussing prescriptions and refills with your physicians  This is an effort by the Georgia Department of Public Health to reduce the number of Georgians severely affected by or dying from opioid overdoses.

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