Your prescriptions are being monitored!

img_2545Your prescriptions are being monitored!  For years I have received information from insurance companies to let me know which patients are not compliant with their medications.  How do they know this?  They watch how often you pick up a refill on your chronic medications from the pharmacy.

Now, there is an additional prescription monitoring plan. Nevada Board of Pharmacy how has an “enhancement” to the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Drug Program for controlled substances (think opioids, benzodiazepines, and prescription sleep medicine).  The new support tool is called NarxCare.  NarxCare will “aggregate and analyze” prescription information from providers and pharmacies.  It will give the physician visual, interactive information in addition to advanced analytic insights, machine learning risk scores and other information to help physicians and pharmacists provide better patient safety.

NarxCare will give physicians a NarxScore and an Overdose Risk Score.

I do believe that this information will be helpful to pool the data (meaning add together the controlled prescriptions from different pharmacies and physicians), but it also feels a little big brother-ish.


About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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