Last Updated: Jan 2, 2019
Have a hunch that someone might be diverting prescription drugs for illegal use? As of December 2018, Pennsylvania offers a new way to alert authorities about your concerns.
The state offers an online reporting tool that allows health care professionals and members of the public to report any suspicious activity concerning prescription drugs. Prescribers and dispensers can access the reporting form directly through the Pa. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The form is also available to the public online at www.attorneygeneral.gov/Rx.
Physicians and pharmacists who query the PDMP are encouraged to use the reporting tool if they believe they have information on possible drug diversion or other activity such as fraudulent, stolen, or altered prescriptions.
Completed reports will be assigned to the Attorney General’s Office investigator in the region where the suspicious activity is alleged to have taken place.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) offers more information on the PDMP for prescribers and dispensers online at www.pamedsoc.org/PDMP.
To find all PAMED’s resources and CME on the opioid crisis, visit www.pamedsoc.org/opioidresources.