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Journal Article

Physicians' perspectives regarding prescription drug monitoring program use within the Department of Veterans Affairs: a multi-state qualitative study.

Radomski TR, Bixler FR, Zickmund SL, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018;33:1253-1259.

State-based prescription drug monitoring programs are powerful tools for identifying opioid misuse. This qualitative study of Veterans Affairs primary care physicians demonstrated enthusiasm for using prescription drug monitoring programs to enhance existing efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. A WebM&M commentary highlighted the utility of prescription drug monitoring programs in the hospital.