Thirty-four states have operational prescription drug monitoring programs. Despite the significant accomplishments made by states, there is still a lack of uniformity, information sharing and cooperation across the country. An interoperable system of information sharing among the various state monitoring programs is likely to be the most reliable and effective means of assuring that these medicines are properly distributed.
Status: Draft complete, half-day briefing on the new compact recently held during CSG’s 2010 Annual Conference in Rhode Island. Legislation currently being considered by states during 2011 legislative sessions