Does NY State have a prescription drug monitoring program?

Does the state of New York have a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)? If so, what are the details?

Each US state is responsible for its own prescription drug monitoring program (PMP or PDMP) and controlling illicit prescribing by doctors, physicians and other healthcare professionals within the state borders. Some PDMPs are more effective than others, as each carries its own set of regulations and monitoring techniques. More people are using prescription medication for non-medical reasons than ever before in the state of New York.

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Prescription Drugs

State-by-state prescription monitoring programs (PMP) are responsible for controlling illegitimate prescribing and prescription drug distribution by physicians and pharmacists.


Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States, as patients "doctor shop" in an effort to gain large quantities of powerful painkillers and other prescription medication.


New York

This is why we assigned the new-york tag to this question 849



Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs are called PMPs in there individual states (NYPMP for New York Prescription Monitoring Program)

Yes. New York State calls it's PMP "I-STOP" and it has been online for a few years now. According to the I-STOP New York State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program page (from the New York State Department of Health):

Effective August 27, 2013, most prescribers are required to consult the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Registry when writing prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances. The PMP Registry provides practitioners with direct, secure access to view dispensed controlled substance prescription histories for their patients. The PMP is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week via an application on the Health Commerce System (HCS) at Patient reports will include all controlled substances that were dispensed in New York State and reported by the pharmacy/dispenser for the past six months. This information will allow practitioners to better evaluate their patients' treatment with controlled substances and determine whether there may be abuse or non-medical use.


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