Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Florida Update

Prescription Drug
Monitoring Program
Drug Defense Attorney and Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer,  W.F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr., has just reviewed a report on a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database in Florida. According to a published report, pharmacists must enter drug purchases into the system within 15 days of a sale. The loophole is that there is no requirement for doctors or physicians to check the database for doctor shopping or patterns of alleged drug abuse by patients.

The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database comes online in December, 2010. It remains to be seen whether both pharmacists and doctors  will participate. According to the St. Petersburg Times, "Only about one in three Kentucky doctors has signed up for that state's  drug monitoring program, which is considered a gold standard nationally,  said Bruce Grant, director of the Florida Governor's Office of Drug  Control. He said even fewer roughly one in five actually use it."

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Source: SPTimes 2010