The ASPMP was formed in 1990 to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among state and federal agencies on prescription monitoring programs. Since then, it has grown to be a valuable resource to all those concerned with combating the increase in prescription drug abuse, misuse and diversion. Currently, 48 states and one territory either have operating Prescription Monitoring Programs, or have passed legislation to implement them.
The ASPMP offers its expertise to PMPs by:
- Supporting the establishment, operation and enhancement of PMPs
- Enhancing drug abuse intervention and prevention programs through information exchange
- Conducting research on and providing training in the use of prescription controlled substances to protect public health and safety
- Developing guidance documents, such as the Model Prescription Monitoring Program Act, to help states develop and operate their PMPs