Prescription drug monitoring programs use mandates and prescription stimulant and depressant quantities

Study on PDMP mandates:

While the mandate to check patients’ prescription history in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database before prescribing/dispensing controlled drugs has been shown to be an important tool to curb opioid abuse, less is known about whether the mandate can reduce the misuse of other commonly abused prescription drugs. We examined whether PDMP use mandates were associated with changes in prescription stimulant and depressant quantities.