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.

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About PDMP

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. 

Goals

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: October 16, 2018