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September 6, 2019

The Evolution of PDMPs and Their Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

This podcast provides a brief history and current innovations across Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) from some of the key people who helped to enhance these state programs in efforts to address the opioid abuse, misuse, and overdose crisis in the United States. The podcast features thoughts and comments about the role PDMPs have in public health and public safety from The Honorable Harold "Hal" Rogers from Kentucky's 5th Congressional District; James "Jim" Giglio, former Director of New York State's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement; Meghna Patel, Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation at the Pennsylvania Department of Health; David "Dave" Hopkins, former program manager of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER) at the Office of Inspector General; Chris Baumgartner, Drug Systems Director, Washington State Department of Health; and Michelle Ricco Jonas, PDMP Director, New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy.

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