...This will not only relieve physicians from the fear of giving controlled substances to the wrong patients for the wrong reasons, but also it will improve patient access with the patient obtaining the proper medication...

 

NASPER History

On August 11, 2005, President Bush improved patient care -- promoting quality pain relief with accountability -- and made history for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), when he signed NASPER prescription drug abuse legislation into law.

 

NASPER Progress

The latest update on the NASPER funding for 2010 is positive. Senators Rockefeller and Corker have sent a letter in support of a $25 million funding for 2010 to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, chair and vice-chair, Senators Harkin and Cochran, respectively. This is an encouraging turn of events that should add weight to our fight to see NASPER fully funded in order to properly initiate the program uniformly in all states as it was intended.

In the News:

Oct. 25, 11

States target prescriptions by 'pill mills' - USA Today

   

Resources:

  National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act
of 2005 Program Grants
  National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
  Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs
  The Influenence of Priscription Monitoring Program on Chronic Pain Management
  Therapeutic Opioids: A Ten-Year Perspective on the Complexities and Complications of the Escalating Use, Abuse, and Nonmedical Use of Opioids