Title of Submission
Evaluation of Idaho Prescribers’ Attitudes Toward Opioid-Related Policy
Health Promotion, MHS
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Type of Submission
10:30am - 12pm - Judging Session #2
This study explored Idaho prescribers’ attitudes and perceived barriers toward mandating the use of the prescription monitoring program (PMP) and linking controlled substance licenses to opioid-related continuing medical education (CME). In partnership with the Idaho Office of Drug Policy and the medical licensing boards, students surveyed prescribers who hold controlled substance licenses. Results indicated a majority of respondents did not support a mandate requiring PMP consultation before prescribing an opioid. Many prescribers acknowledge the usefulness of the PMP but it was too much of a time burden. Results also indicated general opposition to requiring opioid-related CMEs.