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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Evolution and Evidence.

Weiner J, Bao Y, Meisel Z. LDI/CHERISH Issue Brief. June 2017.

Health care has been exploring a variety of strategies to mitigate the opioid epidemic. Exploring the current state of prescription drug monitoring programs as one approach to reduce the misuse of prescribed opioids, this issue brief discusses the role of provider and patient behaviors, the potential for mandates to increase monitoring, and integration of monitoring systems into electronic health record technologies as avenues to support improvement.