Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Current Data Format

PDF reports available on the Drug Surveillance Unit website,

Comparable to National Dataset?

Some comparable indicators among states, but states may have different systems/policies, determined by state law; no comprehensive national PDMP data and no uniform method of accessing PDMP data across states

Data Owners

Georgia Department of Public Health

Strategic Data Need

Assess prescribing trends to evaluate prescription opioid use




Some prescriptions obtained in another state or by mail could be missing (out-of-state pharmacies data), rates not age-adjusted


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Georgia Department of Public Health. Available at