State PDMP shows positive results

Wisconsin's prescription drug monitoring program has demonstrated a continued decline in the amount of drugs prescribed to patient, according to the program's most recent report. It estimates there has been a roughly 30% decline in the number of opioids being prescribed to patients.

Wisconsin's prescription drug monitoring program has demonstrated a continued decline in the amount of drugs prescribed to patient, according to the program's most recent report. It estimates there has been a roughly 30% decline in the number of opioids being prescribed to patients. Since the program began 3 years ago, there has been a 23% reduction in the number of monitored prescriptions dispensed and a 20.6% decrease in benzodiazepine prescriptions. In the past year, there has been a 17% decline in the total number of data-driven concerning patient history alerts and a 32% reduction in doctor-shopping alerts, according to Wisconsin's Controlled Substances Board.