Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse, and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
Alabama's PDMP: Taking Knowledge and Skills to the Next Level
The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy present programs designed to enhance PDMP users' ability to appropriately and optimally use the PDMP in their professional environment. 5.5 hours of ACPE approved continuing education credit, 5.5 ABSWE, 6.6 ABN, ACCME and ANCC credits pending. See our flyer for details, and visit the Harrison School of Pharmacy to register. Registration opens on January 15, 2020.
PDMP is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse, and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Under the Code of Alabama, 1975, § 20-2-210, et seq., the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) was authorized to establish, create, and maintain a controlled substances prescription database program. This law requires anyone who dispenses Class II, III, IV, V controlled substances to report daily the dispensing of these drugs to the database.
The goals of the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program are:
- To provide a source of information for practitioners and pharmacists regarding the controlled substance use of a patient;
- To reduce prescription drug abuse by providers and patients;
- To reduce time and effort to explore leads and assess the merits of possible drug diversion cases; and
- To educate physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, law enforcement, and the public regarding the diversion, abuse, and misuse of controlled substances.
The Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is part of the ADPH Pharmacy Division.
Page last updated: December 3, 2019