Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: State prescription drug monitoring programs: The rise and fall in heroin fatalities

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study found a consistent association between the adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs (PDMP) and death rates from heroin poisoning. However, the research showed that rates vary by program type. States with Proactive Prescription Drug Monitoring programs, which are more likely to report outlying prescribing and dispensing and provide broader access to law enforcement, reported a 6 percent reduction in heroin poisoning mortality by the program's third year.