- Morhaf Al Achkar,
- Shaun Grannis,
- Debra Revere,
- Palmer MacKie,
- Meredith Howard,
- Sumedha Gupta
BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Jan 18;18(1):29. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
Indiana University-Purdue University School of Liberal Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Background: Prescription opioids have been linked to over half of the 28,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2014. High rates of prescription opioid non-medical use have continued despite nearly all states implementing large-scale prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), which points to the need to examine the impact of state PDMP's on curbing inappropriate opioid prescribing. In the short-term, PDMPs have been associated with short-term prescribing declines. Read More