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How are Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs used when managing or prescribing opioid medications?

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are electronic databases designed to track and monitor controlled substance dispensing. These databases are run at the state level, and the main intent of such programs is to screen for suspected drug diversion (i.e., using drugs for illegal purposes such as selling prescribed medications for profit) and abuse.

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How are seizure drugs used for pain management in workers' comp?

Opioids are often prescribed for moderate-to-severe pain, and while opioids can be highly effective medications, they can also be associated with negative effects including the potential for abuse and addiction. 

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Are there rules or recommendations for traveling with a controlled substance?

If a patient is traveling with a controlled substance prescription medication, it is best to only bring as much medication as will be required for the time away from home. 

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Are there rules or recommendations for opioid disposal?

Often prescribed for moderate-to-severe pain, opioids can be highly effective medications, they can also be associated with serious risks including the potential for abuse and addiction.

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Are there times when it’s better to dispense a brand drug instead of its generic equivalent?

Before answering that it would be good to briefly review some basic information regarding the differences between brand name and generic medications. 

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Mitchell Freeman, Pharm. D.

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