Industry News

ComputerTalk's Latest News On Pharmacy Technology And Management

NABPs PMP InterConnect Forges New Partnership with St Louis County 

Jul 2017

In a crucial step to further enhance the public health and assist in the prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse in St. Louis County and other participating Missouri jurisdictions, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) to participate in the prescription monitoring program (PMP) data sharing system, NABP PMP InterConnect®.   

Once St. Louis County PMP becomes live in PMP InterConnect, it will join a network of 42 state PMPs exchanging data securely. Maine and Pennsylvania are the most recent states that have gone live and began exchanging data.

“We are pleased that St. Louis County is joining our nationally-reaching PMP InterConnect system. Even more physicians and pharmacists will have prescription histories at their fingertips, and that type of secure data sharing will allow them to make more informed medical decisions that help combat the abuse of prescription drugs,” said NABP President Jeanne Waggener, R.Ph., D.Ph.

St. Louis County launched its PMP in April, inviting other counties and local jurisdictions to participate in an initial rollout. Nine counties and several cities, including the city of St. Louis, subscribed to the program. Additional counties and cities are anticipated to join in the coming months.

The St. Louis County PMP precedes the implementation of a shared, statewide program. Missouri is the only state not tracking prescription drug use through a PMP in the United States.

NABP PMP InterConnect was designed to allow authorized health care professionals to obtain multi-state information about their patients’ controlled substance prescriptions. It is a secure communications exchange platform that facilitates the transmission of PMP data across state lines to authorized requestors, while ensuring that each state’s data-access rules are enforced.

PMP InterConnect currently processes more than 10 million requests and 18.5 million responses per month for consolidated multistate PMP reports. The system is available to states, free of charge, and can be used to identify trends so that problems with prescription drugs can be addressed early. 

For more information about PMP InterConnect, visit the Initiatives section of the NABP website at

Trackback Link

Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


FDS, Inc. Cardinal RBC Pharmacy ownership CareClinic ScriptPro McKesson PDMP Interconnect Inventory automation Pharmacy School Customer Conference Operations Excellence PerceptiMed PHSI Document management Reverse Logistics Prescription Drug Monitoring Plan Ahead Calendar National chains Good Neighbor Pharmacy Compliance packaging NCPIE Mobile Computing Cart Clinic pharmacy Prior authorization Kaiser Permanente Catalyst Healthcare Patient messaging Blister Cards 21st Century CURES Act Tim Kosty Workflow People News scripClip e-Commerce GPO Health Mart Top-Level Domains TeleManager Technologies Delivery Management Pack4U Will-Call Automation Unit-dose dispensing Point of Sale Trade Shows Chain Pharmacy Long-term Care Multidose cards CoverMyMeds Patient Care Datarithm CE EHR Innovation Pace Alliance ePA McKesson ideaShare 2017 New Hires mobile apps Social Media NACDS TSE J M Smith CIIs Inventory management Fred's Inc. QS/1 Pharmacy of the Year Rx30 Patient Education Independent Pharmacy Inventory Purchasing PrimeCare Robotics AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot 2017 Cardinal Health Mergers Marketing Continuing Education Patient Engagement Surescripts Med Sync Patient record AmerisourceBergen Analytics NCPA Medication Carts SoftWriters Medicine Shoppe Buying Groups PrescribeWellness Retail Management Solutions TCGRx Bartell Pouch Packaging PDMP TTAC RxMedic Med Management Preceptor Development Omnicell Returns Management Kinney Drugs ONC McKesson Drug Company SynMed NACDS Automation PMP Clinical services billing Conferences Ateb 340B PDMP Pharmacy in Politics Don Dietz Professional Achievement Pharmacy retail NARxCHECK IVR Pharmacy Awards Adherence PharmSaver e-Prior Auth NABP Integra Capsa Clinical Care Delivery Optimization Opioid research IPC Secure Patient Information Exchange HIMSS Updox Qualanex Secure Messaging vTLD eMAR West Communications RxWiki DIR


GSL Intellicab