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State expands prescription data sharing


Under a new data sharing agreement, the Washington State Department of Health is now sharing Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) data with nearly all states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense.

“Sharing prescription data across state lines is critical for ensuring prescribers can access the information they need to provide the best possible patient care,” said Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “This expansion will help prevent inappropriate opioid prescribing and improve the data we use to monitor opioid misuse and abuse as we respond to the opioid crisis.”

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