Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Sees Drop in Prescriptions

A program targeted at cutting the over-prescribing of opioids in Wisconsin seems to be proving successful around the state. The latest report from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program shows a continued drop in the amount of drugs given to patients, with about a 30-percent decrease. 

Since the program launched in 2015, the state Controlled Substances Board says there has been a 23-percent decrease in total monitored prescriptions – or 626,000 fewer. Over the past year, there has also been a 32-percent drop in doctor shopping alerts.