On June 5, 2017 Governor Douglas A. Ducey declared that a State of Emergency exists in Arizona due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.
For more information regarding this matter, visit www.azhealth.gov/opioids
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.
For more information, please review the 2013 Arizona Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances, available on the pharmacypmp website. While directed at Arizona pharmacists, the information is beneficial to physicians who prescribe controlled substances.
New Required Reporting Within 24 Hours
Effective June 15, 2017