The Iowa Board of Pharmacy would like to invite all interested pharmacists, interns and technicians to participate in a research study being​conducted by investigators from The University of Iowa.

The Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a health care tool for practitioners to assist in identifying potential diversion, misuse, or abuse of controlled substances by their patients while facilitating the most appropriate and effective medical use of those substances.

The purpose of the study is to gather data from health-care providers who have access to and use the Iowa Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP) to gain information regarding their familiarity and utilization of the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). This information will be used to determine usage patterns by health-care providers to determine if addition outreach or training on the use of the Iowa PMP is necessary.

If you agree to participate, The University of Iowa would like you to take a brief anonymous on-line survey regarding your familiarity and usage patterns of the Iowa PMP. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and you are free to skip any questions that you prefer not to answer.

To take part in this survey, click on the following link:  Iowa PMP Survey

Your name or any identifying information about you will not be collected.  It will not be possible to link you to your responses on the survey. 

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.  If you do not wish to participate in this study, simply delete this email without clicking on the survey link.

If you have questions about the rights of research subjects, please contact the Human Subjects Office, 105 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 600 Newton Rd, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  52242-1098, (319) 335-6564, or e-mail irb@uiowa.edu.

You may contact Jeffrey Reist, the principle investigator, at 319-335-6513 if you have any questions about this project.