Prevent Overdose RI

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Rhode Island Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) collects data for controlled substance prescriptions (Schedules II - V, or opioid antagonists) into a centralized database. These data can then be used by prescribers and pharmacists in the active treatment of their patients. Under Rhode Island regulations, information about all transactions for controlled substances dispensed in Rhode Island must be reported.

For Prescribers

  • Register with the Rhode Island PDMP.
  • Check the PDMP prior to prescribing a controlled substance prescription for the first time and every three months thereafter for patients on long-term opioid therapy.
  • It is recommended that prescribers review the PDMP prior to prescribing a benzodiazepine or sedating medication.
  • Review Positive Prescription Monitoring Reports with patients.
  • If a practitioner no longer wishes to prescribe controlled substances and/or opioid antagonists, it is recommended that he/she cancel their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) . To cancel a CSR, contact.

For Pharmacists

  • Register with the Rhode Island PDMP.
  • Check the PDMP prior to dispensing a controlled substance prescription for the first time and every three months thereafter for patients on long-term opioid therapy.
  • It is recommended that pharmacists review the PDMP prior to dispensing a benzodiazepine or sedating medication.
  • If a dispenser no longer wishes to dispense controlled substances and/or opioid antagonists, it is recommended that he/she cancel their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) . To cancel a CSR, contact.
  • If a dispenser no longer wishes to report “zero fills” to the PDMP, it is recommended that he/she cancel their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) . To cancel a CSR, contact.

For Pharmacies with Controlled Substances Registration (CSR)

  • Report all controlled substances and opioid agonists dispensed to the PDMP every 24 hours.
  • Report “zero fills” to the PDMP every 24 hours even when no controlled substance prescriptions were dispensed.
  • Refer to RIDOH’s Data Submission Dispenser Guide regarding prescription drug data submission. Contact Us

What we do

  • Offer help on how to use the PDMP, including in-office support. Contact us
  • Report suspected drug diversion to law enforcement.
  • Maintain effective operational controls against drug diversion.