Agreement To Help Monitor Kentucky Prescriptions

(Ryan Dearbone)
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Updated: 3/27/2012 11:32 am
The Commonwealth of Kentucky signs an agreement to share and receive prescription drug dispensing data with at least 20 other states, which will help the state monitor prescription drug abuse, Governor Steve Beshear announced today.

The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) program has joined the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s Prescription Monitoring Program InterConnect (PMP InterConnect), which facilitates the transfer of information to authorized users in other states.

Specifically, the PMP InterConnect links participating programs to provide a more effective means of combating drug diversion and drug abuse nationwide.

“The blight of prescription drug abuse is tearing our families and communities apart, and we must use every tool available to attack this deadly scourge on our state,” said Gov. Beshear.  “One of our key strategies is sharing information with surrounding states, so that we can not only cut off access to abusers, but also identify the problem prescribers.”

KASPER is currently administered through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). Twenty states have already agreed to participate in the Interconnect program, and more are in discussions with program administrators.


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