Strategy: Expand Kentucky’s capacity to use PDMP data and other data sets to identify problematic behavior and provide policy makers with data to monitor trends.
Establish data sharing agreements among agency data holders.
Develop a multi-source data collection process for Rx drug-related data.
Produce comprehensive state and county-level reports highlighting geographical areas of high risk for Rx drug overdose or abuse, using multi-source data to guide community planning and actions.
Disseminate reports to local communities (KY Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention; local health departments; local law enforcement).
Expand the analytical capability of the KY PDMP (KASPER) to identify questionable behaviors and harmful prescribing practices such as high daily dose MME or overlapping prescriptions for opioids and benzodiazepines.
Develop KASPER data reports utilizing the new algorithms.
Link death certificates to KASPER data to identify controlled substance prescription history for residents who died from drug overdose and identify possibly harmful prescribing patterns.
Form a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency Action Team to review the multi-source data and provide guidance on best practices to address prescription drug abuse and misuse at state and local levels to include education, policy development, prevention, treatment and enforcement.