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
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
Minnesota Department of Human Services
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
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
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