2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

Evaluation of Idaho Prescribers’ Attitudes Toward Opioid-Related Policy

Degree Program

Health Promotion, MHS

Major Advisor Name

Sarah Toevs

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


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.

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