What is I-STOP?

What does "I-STOP" have to do with New York State's new prescription drug monitoring program (NYPMP). What does I-Stop mean?

More people are using prescription medication for non-medical purposes than ever before in the United States. Prescription drug abuse and addiction is at an all time, especially in the case of powerful prescription painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other prescription opioids. Each state is responsible for its own prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and controlling illicit prescribing and prescription drug distribution by doctors and pharmacists within its borders.

(29 Aug '12, 17:49) admin ♦♦

Effective August 27, 2013, most prescribers will be required to consult the PMP registry (I-STOP) when writing prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances. Practitioners will be able to designate designees to check the registry on their behalf. - Health.NY.gov website

(26 Aug '13, 13:47) admin ♦♦

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Prescription Drugs

Powerful prescription drugs, like Oxycontin, Fentanyl, and Xanax, are being illegitimately prescribed by physicians and health professionals in "pill mills", while some patients "doctor shop" to gain access to large quantities of such painkillers and other prescription medication.

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Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing drug problems in the US, despite regulation by state-by-state prescription monitoring programs (PMP).

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New York

This is why we assigned the new-york tag to this question 850

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PMP

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs are commonly called PMPs. Individual states may refer to their PMPs like "NYPMP" (New York Prescription Monitoring Program)

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