NASCSA gets grant to support state prescription drug monitoring programs

November 16, 2010

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA) has received a $200,000 grant from Purdue Pharma LP, which it will distribute to state government agencies that are able to accept private funding specifically for their state prescription-monitoring programs. NASCSA will manage the solicitation, review, and funding of the grant proposals. Selection of recipients will be based on an independent review conducted by its Special Projects Committee, which consists of association members with expertise in the fields of prescription drug abuse and diversion, and prescription drug-monitoring programs. NASCSA expects to distribute the grants by the end of 2011. The grant is part of Purdue Pharma?s efforts to support the operation, expansion, and awareness of appropriately designed state prescription drug-monitoring programs.

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA) has received a $200,000 grant from Purdue Pharma LP, which it will distribute to state government agencies that are able to accept private funding specifically for their state prescription-monitoring programs.

NASCSA will manage the solicitation, review, and funding of the grant proposals. Selection of recipients will be based on an independent review conducted by its Special Projects Committee, which consists of association members with expertise in the fields of prescription drug abuse and diversion, and prescription drug-monitoring programs. NASCSA expects to distribute the grants by the end of 2011.

The grant is part of Purdue Pharma’s efforts to support the operation, expansion, and awareness of appropriately designed state prescription drug-monitoring programs.