|SPRINGFIELD - On a visit to Tennessee, she says she met with a doctor who showed her how the PDMP there works.
“And he didn’t show me any private information. But he said, ‘Right now, I have my patient who comes in every month for a refill of his pain medication. He’s a veteran. He was injured in the war. He has true pain.’ And he said, ‘I checked the PDMP. I finished our appointment. He’s out in the waiting room, waiting for me to finish up his paperwork. I checked the PDMP, saw that he was at the VA two weeks ago getting medication for the same thing.’ He said, ‘So now, I’ve got a call into his VA doctor. And so then what we will do is, as his physicians, we will work together to get him back to a manageable solution that’s not overmedicating,” Rehder said.