Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Prescription Drug Abuse in the News

Yesterday, the Denver Post highlighted the consequences of illegal prescribing practices in light of the recent deaths of two patients of a Craig County physician. This indictment led to an interesting opinion piece by a Denver Post health reporter comparing Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to the recent changes to New York's PDMP. He highlights the legal and political challenges for similar adaptations to Colorado's PDMP. Both articles provide an overview of some of the challenges to address prescription drug misuse in Colorado. You can read more about Colorado's current work to address prescription drug misuse on the page created for the strategic planning events held this year. More information to come soon on the roll-out of the plan!