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News Article

January 26th 2017

Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Help Doctors Identify Potential Opioid Abuse

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Prescription Monitoring Program has been awarded a grant to help integrate use of its data in doctors’ and pharmacists’ regular work flow. The $3.1 million grant from PurduePharma will allow the Department of Health Professions to connect the state PMP with electronic health records (EHR) used by Virginia doctors and pharmacies. This is an additional step in Virginia’s fight against the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose.