Your 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.