The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy announced that the Practice Insight Report in the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) is now available. The report offers prescribers easy access to the following information about their patients:
- A list of the prescriber’s patients, if any, who are visiting multiple prescribers, which might be an indication of doctor shopping. Research compiled by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that doctor shoppers are at an increased risk for prescription drug overdose.
- A list of the prescriber’s patients that have the highest morphine equivalent doses. Guidelines issued by the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team, use 80 mg morphine equivalency dosing (MED) as a “trigger threshold,” as the odds of an overdose are significantly higher above that dose. For more information on the guidelines, visit: www.med.ohio.gov/webhost/ooat.html.
- The drugs most commonly prescribed by the clinician and a list of the prescriber’s patients that have received a prescription for an OARRS reportable drug in the past year.
Health care professionals registered with OARRS can expect additional information added to the Practice Insight Report over time as new sources of data become available. The Board encourages OARRS users to provide feedback and suggestions regarding this report or other system improvements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Board encourages all prescribers to register with OARRS. For more information on registration, please visit: www.ohiopmp.gov.