INDUSTRY WATCH: July/August 2015
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), recognizing the importance of prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) to fight against prescription drug abuse and diversion, has approved continued funding to support participation in NABP’s PMP InterConnect at no cost to state PMPs through June 2018.
PMP InterConnect facilitates the integration of interstate PMP data, providing healthcare providers with a more complete record of a patient’s use of controlled substances.
NABP anticipates that 70% of the state PMPs will be either connected or working toward a connection this year. Currently, 29 states are participating in PMP InterConnect, with Iowa being the latest to go live.