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New Reporting Tool Available for Opioid Concerns

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has announced a new reporting tool under the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  The PDMP is a database with has 90,000 registered prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances in the Commonwealth and is used to monitor who is obtaining opioids and who prescribes them, as well as supporting clinicians in identifying patients who may be struggling with addiction to connect them to treatment services.

The tool allows people to anonymously give the attorney general’s office detailed information about suspected illegal diversion of controlled substances, such as opioids, which can be difficult to identify and investigate.  The reporting tool is a web-based form, available by clicking here.  Things eligible for reporting include fraudulent, stolen, or altered prescriptions; a suspicious doctor or pharmacy; or an individual obtaining prescription drugs for any purpose other than the treatment of an existing medical condition.  Completed reports are assigned to the appropriate attorney general’s office investigator in the region where the alleged suspicious activity has taken place.  For more information, visit https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/rx/.

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