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PDMP Funding Gap Triggers Call for Legislation

Monday, October 8, 2012 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau chiefConcerns that Florida's 13-month-old prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) might go broke by next March have prompted a call for the Florida Legislature to lift bans on state funding and gifts for the PDMP from the nation's drug makers.Sharon Kelley, vice chairman of the Florida PDMP Foundation, said Friday that an extension of federal grants and contributions from drug forfeitures appear to have delayed the PDMP's funding problems until at least July 1, 2013.But she said future funding remains in question.A news story published by The...

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