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Quickly Check Your Patient’s Controlled Substance Prescription Drug History
Posted on: 3/11/2019

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In the fight to address the opioid epidemic, the use of Illinois' powerful FREE resource – the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) – is more important than ever! 

This tool can help you determine whether a patient may already be getting prescriptions for narcotics, and whether the patient has multiple prescriptions. 

At the start of 2018, a new law took effect requiring all prescribers possessing an Illinois controlled substance license to register with the Illinois' Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The new law also requires prescribers to access the PMP before writing an initial prescription for a Schedule II narcotic.

Therefore, those licensed to prescribe controlled substances in the state of Illinois – regardless of whether they prescribe opioids – must register with the PMP

To learn more about the PMP, access our comprehensive Issue Brief on the Prescription Monitoring Program.* The resource covers what you need to know about the program itself, the legislative changes and details about how to register in the PMP.

Also access ISMS' FREE on-demand course, The Prescription Monitoring Program in Illinois: A Clinical Tool in Improving Prescribing Decisions.

Questions about the PMP? Call 217-524-1311 or submit a question online via the PMP’s Question Form.

You may also contact our advocacy team by calling 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by sending an email.


*As a member benefit, this Issue Brief is password protected.

If you need to request a username and password, contact online support at 888-476-7776 or onlinehelp@isms.org between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After-hours requests are answered promptly the next business day. You may also register online or retrieve your username or password.



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