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The adoption of prescription drug monitoring program

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The adoption of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the across all counties of the State of Florida, especially in the southern part would assist in lowering the opioid crisis and its related health effects. The PDMP in Florida is a program composed of an interactive catalogue that facilitates the sharing of healthcare data. The shared data is always those related to controlled substance prescriptions in hospitals ( Moyo, Simoni‐Wastila, Griffin, Onukwugha, Harrington, Alexander, & Palumbo, 2017). This is a solution that is not only
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OVERVIEW OF HEALTHCARE POLICY CONCERN & SOLUTION 3 money savvy but also an effective program in reducing the number of persons abusing the prescription drugs such as opioid. The growing opioid crisis will be stamped out with the adoption of the PDMP program in the south Florida. The program is useful in the prescription history that is offered by the databases. The physician can check on the database of a patient’s drug history and use, and will assist in determining the type of drug to give ( Moyo et al., 2017). In addition, the database can also allow for the state and the federal government to check on the amount of drugs prescribed to particular populations over a given period of time, hence allowing fir an implementation of proper healthcare policies to curb prescription drug issues. Relevance to the Community or Population Group It is worth noting that the program is relevant not only to the national government, state and the Florida counties, but also to the South Florida community whose drug prescription process is at stake. The advantage of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to communities residing in the State of Florida is that the number of crime rates attributable to substance abuse will be minimized. The substance abuse is a menace in the Southern Florida cities because most of the unemployed youths have entered into the substance abuse mannerisms such that they end up being thieves and killers.
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  • Summer '19
  • Benson
  • Prescription drug, Medical prescription, South Florida metropolitan area, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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