NCIC Working to Develop Prescription Drug Monitoring Compact

The National Center for Interstate Compacts continues to play a leading role in the development of an interstate compact that would allow states to securely share data about the use and movement of prescription drugs across state lines.  The project, which began in the fall of 2009 through funding from CSG’s 21st Century Foundation, has been widely endorsed by stakeholders and subject matter experts.  It is the goal of the advisory and drafting teams to have the legislation finished by the summer of 2010 and ready for introduction into the states during the 2011 legislation session.  To learn more about the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse and the compact please click here.