Prescription Advisory

Prescription Advisory

Prescription Drug Epidemic

Overdose of prescription medicine is the #1 cause of accidental death in the US. Prescription drug overdose kills more people than automobile accidents or gun deaths.

The Center for Disease Control describes this as an epidemic and the LA Times reports “an estimated 52 million Americans use prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons as least once in their lifetimes” – that’s more than 1 in 7 in the US!

The American Academy of Pain Medicine says 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.  It’s everywhere.

Prescription Advisory

Prescription Advisory was founded by a physician who developed protocols to deal with this epidemic and a software CEO. We created software so any practitioner could easily use these protocols to help their patients and better manage this epidemic.

We believe physicians, patients, prescribers, and dispensers all benefit from a clearer, more convenient picture of what’s going on. We make it automatic to check for a variety of risks and bring these to your attention before you sit down with your patient.

Recommendations for full use of PDMP include:

  • PDMPs can be effective clinical tools in medication management involving controlled substances.
  • PDMPs should be available for clinicians across state boundaries.
  • Every prescribing clinician should be familiar with the process of accessing and utilizing information from PDMP’s so that they can incorporate this information in their practices.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Effective monitoring systems [PDMPs] will augment clinical judgment, provide evidence of misuse, and facilitate prescription of the most appropriate analgesic for the situation…The Emergency Department is regarded as the nation’s safety net…the last bastion of around-the-clock access to care … Unfortunately, some of the solutions to opioid misuse [limiting ED physicians to 3-day opioid prescriptions] preempts judgments from trained emergency medical providers.

American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, 9 April 2013
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