MaineGeneral received a grant from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse to prevent prescription drug diversion, starting in September 2007.
The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is one strategy to reduce the supply of prescription drugs available for diversion to illegal use.
Your health care provider may use Maine's PMP to look up your prescription history for certain medications.
This helps the health care provider make sure you are receiving the doses of the right medications for your condition.
Maine's PMP is a database of all transactions for controlled substances dispensed in Maine.
The Maine Office of Substance Abuse maintains the database, which is available online free of charge to prescribers and dispensers.
PMP is a tool health care providers can use to improve patient care and prevent and intervene against misuse and diversion of prescription drugs.
- PMP trainings and trouble-shooting: If you are a health care provider and would like more information about PMP trainings or assistance using the PMP database, please contact Janet Sawyer at (207) 621-3742.
- To increase referrals for treatment
- To reduce the supply of prescription drugs available for diversion to illegal use
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Kelsey Cler at (207) 861-5273.