2013 Brings New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Wisconsin

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Beginning on January 1, 2013, all pharmacies and health care practitioners, including dentists, who dispense “monitored prescription drugs” to patients in Wisconsin must comply with the data collection and reporting requirements of Wisconsin’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”). “Monitored prescription drugs” include Tramadol and all drugs that require a prescription and are identified as controlled substances in Schedules II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substances Act (21 USC 812 (b)(2) to (b) (5) and (c)) and/or in Schedule IV or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (Wis. Stat. ch. 961), each as updated and amended by law and applicable regulations. Continue reading