NRS 453.1545 is the section of the law establishing the state’s computerized Prescription Monitoring Program. This section has substantially amended to include:
1. Requiring Board of Pharmacy Registrants who prescribe controlled substances to also register with the PMP (SB 459 Sec. 13).
2. Requires those registered with the PMP to query the system at least once every six months (SB 288 Sec. 2.4) .
3. Provides for the enforcement of these provisions by the state’s occupational licensing boards (SB 114).
Effective October 1,2015 – To read all of SB459 click here.
National Drug Control Strategy
This strategy addresses drug control challenges through an evidence-based approach encompassing prevention, early intervention, treatment, recovery support, criminal justice reform, effective law enforcement and international cooperation. The overall framework, goals, and agency responsibilities established in the strategy remain in effect, even as the nation remains ready to adapt its approach based on new developments and emerging trends. With strong partnerships throughout the Government, across the country and around the world, Nevada will continue our progress toward the President’s goals for 2015.
For more information:
National Drug Control Strategy Full Document
National Drug Control Policy Fact Sheet
Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic
Prescription drug abuse has become a major health epidemic in the United States. Around 50 Americans die from prescription painkiller overdoses each day. Prescription painkillers are responsible for more than 16,000 deaths and 475,000 emergency department visits each year. This document features strategies and statistics to help stop the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. To view the whole strategy click here.
Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
The Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program or PMP is a tracking system that allows prescribers and pharmacists to identify if a patient is receiving controlled substance prescriptions from multiple providers. By viewing a patient’s previous prescription history, prescribers are able to evaluate a patient’s treatment plan and provide a better service. For a briefing on mandating the PMP program, click here.