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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

About the PDMP
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) aims to improve the District’s ability to identify and reduce diversion of prescription drugs in an efficient and cost effective manner that will not impede the appropriate medical utilization of controlled substances. The PDMP also aims to enhance patient care by providing prescription monitoring information that will assure legitimate use of controlled substances in health care, including palliative care, research and other medical and pharmacological uses.

PDMP Database Access

MANDATORY REGISTRATION: All licensed prescribers and dispensers must register for the DC Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Read the notices to practitioners or FAQs about mandatory registration for full details.

For dispensers: As of June 7, 2019, gabapentin is a covered substance for the DC PDMP. Dispensers are required to report dispensations of gabapentin to the DC PDMP.

PMP AWARXE™ PMP AWARXE™ is the software platform that providers use to access the PDMP.

NarxCare The NarxCare platform allows providers and dispensers to view patient health history and patient risk scores. NarxCare's analytics tools help providers and dispensers make decisions to increase patient safety and reduce the risk of prescription drug misuse and overdose.

Gateway Integration  The DC PDMP provides the option to all Health Care Entities (HCE) in the District of Columbia to integrate DC PDMP data into their clinical workflow. DC Health covers the licensing fees associated with the integration service for every health care entity in the District of Columbia that elects to connect its Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), or Pharmacy Dispensing System to the PMP Gateway. 

PDMP Advisory Committee The DC PDMP Advisory Comittee is a multisector committee made up of 7 members.The committee's goal is to make recommendations to DC Health's director regarding PDMP best practice, regulatory and legislative updates, education and outreach to prescribers and dispensers, and program enhancements.

NOTICE: The January 2021 District of Columbia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Committee meeting has been CANCELED.
DC PDMP staff will post updates on the April 2021 meeting when available.


Additional Resources

All questions and press inquiries regarding the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program must be submitted in writing. Interested parties may send inquiries by email to [email protected] or by regular mail to:

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
899 N. Capitol Street, NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002


Contact Phone: 
1 (877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4767
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE