Understanding and Comparing State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

January 30, 2018 1:45pm

Erika Marshall
Program Outreach Director
E-FORCSE® Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Tallahassee, FL)

Brian Rucker
Former DEA Supervisory Diversion Investigator
Director of Compliance

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Corresponding responsibility for pharmacists to identify red flags
    • Role of pharmacies in identifying forged prescriptions
  • Understanding and working with state reporting requirements
  • Shifting to a mandatory requirement for all states
    • Considering Fourth Amendment, data privacy, and HIPAA concerns
    • Determining extent of law enforcement access to data
  • Regulator expectations for pharmacies and physicians
  • Update on state mandatory use requirements for prescription drug monitoring