Are all the PDMPs operationally the same?

Knowledge Library published on May 10, 2013 in Practice
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Kathryn L. Hahn, PharmD, DAAPM, CPE
Affiliate Faculty
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
Springfield, Oregon
Hi. I am Kathy Hahn. I am a community pharmacist and I have been specializing in pain management for the last 20 years or so. I am in Eugene, Oregon and I am affiliate faculty at Oregon State University School of Pharmacy and I am also on the board of directors for the American Academy of Pain Management. PDMPs vary greatly and they have been put in place over many, many years and sometimes decades and so the really old ones are vastly different than the new ones. And we have learned along the way to make our programs much better, and so we actually are changing the old ones to put in place new things. And so we really have to go state by state if you want to know how to get into your PDMP and where it is housed and all of the rules about it, you need to look it up on your own state’s website.
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