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SIS Expresses Support to Congress Regarding National Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
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On February 23, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizations, signed on to a letter to the leaders of Congress urging their full support of the continued expansion and deployment of robust and interoperable Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in each of the 50 states. The current trajectory of non-medical abuse of prescription opioids, and the diversion of these important medicines from their intended purpose, is troubling and unacceptable. The letter encourages Congress to immediately bolster PDMP programs and combat the growing prescription drug health problem by reauthorizing the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER). To read more, click HERE.

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