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An inevitable wave of prescription drug monitoring programs in the context of prescription opioids: pros, cons and tensions

Islam, M. Mofizul; McRae, Ian S.


BACKGROUND: In an effort to control non-medical use and/or medical abuse of prescription drugs, particularly prescription opioids, electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) have been introduced in North-American countries, Australia and some parts of Europe. Paradoxically, there are simultaneous pressures to increase opioid prescribing for the benefit of individual patients and to reduce it for the sake of public health, and this pressure warrants a delicate balance of appropriate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08-16
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC pharmacology & toxicology
DOI: 10.1186/2050-6511-15-46


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