Give Your Input on the PDMP Sunset Review

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The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  Dentists are required to register as a user of the PDMP and check patient prescribing history before the second fill of any opioid prescription. To help the CDA advocate for you, please participate in this survey regarding …

Using the PDMP Isn’t Just a Good Idea—It’s the Law

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From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association As we all continue to tackle Colorado’s opioid epidemic, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s new “Check, Please.” initiative encourages prescribers, including dentists, to use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) before prescribing medication to patients. The following are the most …

Enforcement Coming: Register and Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

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Colorado’s electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a secure online database that provides objective information about patients’ controlled substance prescription records to assist Colorado healthcare providers in offering appropriate treatment to their patients. The PDMP was enacted into law in 2005, in part, to reduce prescription drug abuse. All providers – including dentists – who maintain an active DEA …

PDMP Website Now Easier to Use

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Colorado’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to tackle prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The state has seen rates of use increase as the database continues to serve as an important tool for meeting the standard of care for safe prescribing. To get even more healthcare professionals to use the database, the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) has …

Under the Gold Dome

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA had a busy fall with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes, debating a number of issues that can impact dentists and dental offices. The CDA is always working to protect and improve the practice environment and parameters …