Meijer pharmacies join Michigan PDMP

Meijer's 114 stores and pharmacies throughout Michigan have joined the state's prescription drug monitoring program in an effort to help curb the opioid crisis, according to M Live.

The Michigan Automated Prescription System marries hospitals' EHRS and pharmacy management systems across the state to identify and track opioid prescribing patterns and behavior. An updated version of the system, which launched in April 2017, is funded by a $2.47 million appropriation from the state legislature.

The state began to cover the full MAPS integration into clinical workflows in June and health systems, physician groups and pharmacies have until August 2019 to complete the integration using the allocated funds.

"Meijer's integration will provide pharmacists with real-time information about potentially harmful prescribing and dispensing trends and help pharmacists make better and more informed decisions," Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said, according to M Live.

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