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By David Langham

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 370 | 0 | min read

California leaped to the forefront on physician drug monitoring program recently. David Langham Florida has had a PDMP for a bit longer, passing it in 2009, which we refer to as the Physician Drug Monitoring Program or "PDMP." The PDMP is showing progress. We call Florida's E-Forcse (Electronic Florida Online Reporting Controlled Substance Evaluation Program). I have written about it before, EForcse and Kasper, Cousins with a Cause.  The purpose of databases is to monitor the volume of medication that a given patient receives (or has access to). There is a concern that ...

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Dr. Robert Weinmann Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM

In the side-bar on "related columns," Workcompcentral listed "What Happens when Regulators don't Trust Clinicians," 2015-10-22. By some editorial quirk WCC neglected to list "What Happens when Clinicians don't Trust Regulators," 2015-12-02. In this latter piece we see what happened at Stanford Medical Center which told a referring physician that "we don't take WC cases." -- robert L. Weinmann, MD, San Jose, CA.

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