While the PDMP can be a highly useful tool when it is used by ALL prescribers (NOT required by law, yet!) and when it is properly maintained by ALL pharmacies that are dispensing controlled substances (and they DON’T), it loses its effectiveness at times due to the multiple mistakes and failed entries that are occurring on a fairly regular basis. I notified the pharmacy board months ago of a big mistake; my prescription that I wrote for my patient was listed on the PDMP as being written by another provider! I am sure that other provider doesn’t like being “credited” for a prescription she did not write, especially during this opioid “crisis” where all prescribers are under the “evil eye” of licensing boards and more. But does the pharmacy board really care? NO! It is quite obvious when they do NOTHING to make the changes or even bother to respond to the multiple complaints I have filed with them over the years regarding such PDMP errors. As pharmacists themselves, all they care is “Did we get paid for it?”
Medical records sent for the wrong patient by the clinic. When notified of their mistake, Optimal Health refuses to respond.
Letter to Dr. Harry Taylor and Shannon Suhr, NP, at Aviva Health regarding worsening cognition and physical coordination of one of their patients that they seem to over-medicate without proper monitoring.
Dr. Hoyne wastes patient's time "investigating" other doctor's practices by grilling them on how they operate, what they charge, and more. Yet he charges the patient's insurance for his time that has nothing to do with true patient care!
The FDA lacks any real “teeth” to do their job.
Per a letter I wrote awhile back, I see that the Oregon PDMP is finally reporting the refills properly per my suggestion.
Pulled out some records to check some things and refreshed myself with something I had been meaning to post earlier but got distracted.