Patrick Knue, program coordinator for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training Technical Assistance Center, presented a webinar that covered the scope of the prescription drug abuse
problem; the history and purpose of prescription drug monitoring
programs (PDMPs); how PDMPs operate; how to gain access to the PDMP;
types of PDMP reports; PDMP effectiveness; and current status of PDMPs
in the U.S.
The webinar covered three key topics:
- Awareness of the prescription opioid abuse problem.
- Knowledge of the history and purpose of the PDMP and how they operate.
- Knowledge of how to access and run reports using the PDMP.