M003 Drugs Dispensed - Sedatives

The effective use of PDMPs continues to be among the most promising interventions to improve painkiller prescribing, inform clinical practice, and protect patients. Tracking the number of prescriptions for opiates and pain relievers, benzodiazepines, sedatives and stimulants quarter by quarter informs the community of how many may be at an increased risk of abuse and dependency.

Data Sources

Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, State of Ohio Pharmacy Board.

Notes

This data comes from the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, Ohio's prescription drug monitoring program.