On June 5, 2017 Governor Douglas A. Ducey declared that a State of Emergency exists in Arizona due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.
Proper Prescribing is your responsibility as a physician.
The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse, and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Arizona Uniform Controlled Substances Act. A.R.S. § 36-2606 requires each medical practitioner who is licensed under Title 32 and who possesses a DEA license to register with the CSPMP. The CSPMP functions as a central repository of all prescriptions dispensed for Schedule II,III and IV controlled substances in Arizona. As a physician, you may request information from the repository to assist in treating patients, and identifying and deterring drug diversion.
Knowing the signs of drug seeking behavior is a start.
Gail Anthony, Executive Director