Prescription Drug Monitoring
In June of 2017 The Gasconade County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a county ordinance to team up with St Louis County along with other counties to monitor prescription drug dispensations.
St. Louis County Ordinance No. 26352 establishes and authorizes the operation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program by Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH). The Saint Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (or PDMP) monitors the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II-IV controlled substances to assist in the identification and prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse. The program’s goals are to 1) improve controlled substance prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance prescription history, 2) inform clinical practice by identifying patients at high-risk who would benefit from early interventions, and 3) reduce the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose while making sure patients have access to safe, effective treatment.
To review a copy of the Gasconade County PDMP ordinance click on the following link:
For a link to the Saint Louis County Health Department PDMP website click on the following link:
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