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controlled substances, drug diversion, opioids, prescription drug misuse and abuse, prescription drug monitoring programs



  1. Gudoski, Anthony J. DNP


Abstract: To help combat prescription drug misuse, most states have implemented Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)-electronic databases that collect and track prescription data and flag suspected diversion activities. Equipped with expanding prescriptive authority, NPs are now poised to become vital change agents in expanding the potential effectiveness of PDMPs.