Using prescription monitoring program data to characterize out‐of‐pocket payments for opioid prescriptions in a state Medicaid program


By bhadmin February 2, 2021

Out‐of‐pocket payment for prescription opioids is believed to be an indicator of abuse or diversion, but few studies describe its epidemiology. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) collect controlled substance prescription fill data regardless of payment source and thus can be used to study this phenomenon.

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