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Department of Health Professions 11/16/2007 VIRGINIA’S PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM 2002-2007 and Beyond.

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1 Department of Health Professions 11/16/2007 VIRGINIA’S PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM and Beyond

2 Department of Health Professions Prescription Monitoring Program Mission: To promote the appropriate use of controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes while deterring the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.

3 Department of Health Professions WHAT IT IS NOT INTENDED TO DO Not to prevent people from getting drugs for legitimate medical purposes Not to decrease the number of prescriptions for pain management Not to target patients, prescribers, or pharmacies for investigation

4 Department of Health Professions 60 MINUTES ON OUR DOORSTEP Lee County, Virginia was highlighted in an April 2001 CBS news story concerning Oxycontin abuse.

5 Department of Health Professions Reporting Area 2002 General Assembly passed legislation establishing a pilot Prescription Monitoring Program in Planning Region III

6 Department of Health Professions Requests June requests as of 6/2/04 46 prescribers had utilized the program records in the database

7 Department of Health Professions Drug Diversion Unit and the PMP Data from the Drug Diversion Unit showed that illegal activity had moved outside the program area. Complaints received statewide by the unit increased 26% while decreasing in the program area by 47%.

8 Department of Health Professions EVALUATION REPORT Advisory Committee 11 recommendations Statewide program Include Schedules II-IV controlled substances Access for pharmacists Provide for unsolicited reports

9 Department of Health Professions EXPANSION 2005 General Assembly passed legislation incorporating all 11 recommendations of the Advisory Committee

10 Department of Health Professions Requests by Year

11 Department of Health Professions PROGRAM UPDATE Prescriptions in Database (in Millions)

12 Department of Health Professions PROGRAM UPDATE Requests for Information

13 Department of Health Professions ARCOS DATA

14 Department of Health Professions THEFT/LOSS REPORTS

15 Department of Health Professions PROGRAM UPDATE TEDS DATA for Virginia Primary non-heroin opiates/synthetics admissions Includes codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, meperidine, etc.

16 Department of Health Professions DRUG DEATHS IN VIRGINIA

17 Department of Health Professions DRUG DEATH BREAKDOWN DrugCentral 2003 Central 2004 Central 2006 Northern 2003 Northern 2004 Northern 2006 Oxycodone Methadone Hydrocodone Fentanyl Subtotal: Total Drug Deaths DrugTidewater 2003 Tidewater 2004 Tidewater 2006 Western 2003Western 2004Western 2006 Oxycodone Methadone Hydrocodone Fentanyl Subtotal: Total Drug Deaths

18 Department of Health Professions ACCESS TO OTHER PROGRAMS West Virginia: https:// https:// Kentucky: https://ekasper.chfs.ky.gov/accessrequest https://ekasper.chfs.ky.gov/accessrequest –www.chfs.ky.gov/kasperwww.chfs.ky.gov/kasper Tennessee: https://prescriptionmonitoring.state.tn.us https://prescriptionmonitoring.state.tn.us

19 Department of Health Professions RESOURCES Locate substance abuse services in Virginia Buprenorphine Physician Locator Drug Enforcement Agency-Diversion Control State Police Drug Diversion Unit (804) , Euniqueca Reed

20 Department of Health Professions PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION Program Phone #: Fax ault.aspwww.dhp.virginia.gov/dhp_programs/pmp/def ault.asp

21 Department of Health Professions AND BEYOND Coming in 2008 –Enhanced system performance –24/7 access Education outreach –Project Remote –Partnerships with other agencies –Chronic Nonmalignant Pain Management-Online!


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