As of September 30, 2017, the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is available in 48 jurisdictions across Missouri, representing 71% of the state population and 88% of its health care providers.
There are 4,159 uses registered on the system (physicians and pharmacists) who are performing an average of 1,300 patient searches daily. See more information in the Sept. 30 program report.
Physicians are urged to sign up for the PDMP and check it then check it as clinically appropriate when prescribing opioids. The registration process is brief and requires uploading of credentials such as medical licenses. Physicians may also designate staff members to have login credentials for the PDMP. Go to the registration page.
Under the PDMP, pharmacies are required to report to the PDMP database all Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in the participating jurisdiction. Physicians can check the database for the patient’s history Schedule II-IV prescriptions. The system will provide a “Potential Doctor Shopper Alert” for any person who has obtained controlled substance prescriptions from three or more providers and filled them at three or more pharmacies over the past six months.