Resources for Physicians

Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

The PMP collects data on prescriptions for controlled substances and monitors their use in order to detect diversion, abuse and misuse. By law, pharmacies and other prescription drug dispensers are required to enter data into the system whenever certain substances are given to patients. Physicians can access the data via a secure online system.


Below are several educational resources on prescription opioids.

AMA Education Resources for Physicians

Opioid Analgesic REMS

Treatment Resources

Below are resources to assist physicians in providing medication-assisted treatment for their patients.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Fact Sheet – Information for obtaining waiver to prescribe buprenorphine

The AMA and MMA Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration “Buprenorphine – Physician & Treatment Program Locator”

Minnesota Department of Health

Frequently Asked Questions on E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Minnesota Electronic Prescribing Mandate: Guidance and Compliance

Opioid Dashboard

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Opioid Prescribing Work Group

Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program

Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

The BMP offers guidelines to physicians for the use of controlled substances.

Joint Statement on Pain Management

Federation of State Medical Boards

Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics – April 2017

American Medical Association

AMA Opioid Task Force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

CDC Rx Awareness

ICSI Guidelines and Protocol

Pain: Assessment, Non-Opioid Treatment Approaches and Opioid Management

Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain

Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol

Additional Resources

Minnesota Hospital Association - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Toolkit

Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy

Heroin and Prescription Painkillers: A Toolkit for Community Action - Hazelden

HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics

Special Report from the MMA: The Prescription Opioid Dilemma

Minnesota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis