Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
What is the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
The Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (AR PDMP) is an electronic database of all the controlled prescriptions dispensed at Arkansas pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies delivered into Arkansas, and other dispensaries such at a veterinary or medical clinic. Pharmacies are required to report the dispensation of a controlled prescription next business day, while veterinary clinics are required to report every 30 days. A controlled substance is a substance that is scheduled II – V on the Arkansas list of controlled substances. Examples of medications on the controlled substance list are hydrocodone, morphine, alprazolam, zolpidem, and methylphenidate.
What is the purpose of the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
The purpose of the AR PDMP is to:
- enhance patient care by providing prescription monitoring information that will ensure legitimate use of controlled substances in health care, including palliative care, research, and other medical pharmacological uses;
- help to curtail the misuse and abuse of controlled substances;
- assist in combating illegal trade in and diversion of controlled substances; and
- enable access to prescription information by practitioners, law enforcement agents, and other authorized individuals and agencies.
Who has access to the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
Per law, the Arkansas Department of Health grants assessments of the AR PDMP database to authorized users such as prescribers (physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, etc.), pharmacists, delegates of prescribers/pharmacists, professional licensing boards, and certified law enforcement prescription drug diversion investigators.
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|Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
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Little Rock, AR 72205