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University of Kentucky Research Foundation

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The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), an agent for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, will evaluate the impact of Kentucky law SB32 on prescriber and dispenser practices; develop and provide education for prescribers and dispensers on the content of criminal conviction data within the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP); evaluate changes in gabapentin prescribing and diversion since gabapentin became a Schedule V controlled substance in Kentucky in 2017; analyze existing and new data sets for identification of drug abuse; and hold quarterly action team meetings to review recent data. Action researchers from KIPRC, the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky, will perform the project’s research component.