Prescription Monitoring Program

The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a secure database that is used across the State of Maine to improve public health by providing controlled substance drug use information prior to prescribing or dispensing those drugs. The PMP is a key part of the State of Maine’s Opioid Abuse strategy by decreasing the amount and frequency of opioid and controlled substances prescribing.

How does the Maine PMP work?
Step 1. Prescription dispensers upload data to Maine PMP
Who submits the data?

  • Maine pharmacies
  • Mail-service pharmacies
  • Remote-dispensing pharmacies
  • Other dispensers, including dispensing physicians and veterinarians

Step 2. Maine PMP securely stores the data
How is the data kept safe?

  • Data is stored in a secure, encrypted database
  • Data is stored by dispensing record, not by patient, prescriber, or pharmacy
  • Data is only accessed by permission for treatment and patient safety

Step 3. Authorized professionals securely access the data
Who can use the data?

  • Licensed prescribers: Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, and dispensers
  • Delegates of licensed prescribers

ME PMP AWARxE Role Definitions
Here are the roles within the ME PMP AWARxE platform.  Please consult the following definitions when selecting a ME PMP AWARxE User Role.  If you have questions, please call (207) 287-2595 Option 2 or email PMP@maine.gov.for help:  

Prescriber Role Types

  • Physician (MD, DO), Dentist, Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist, Midwife with Prescriptive Authority, Physician Assistant, Medical Resident with Prescriptive Authority, Podiatrist (DPM): A clinician who has prescriptive authority, these clinicians will have their own active DEA number.  This role gives clinicians the ability to query patient dispense records within ME PMP AWARxE to ensure that there is no abuse, misuse or diversion of controlled substances.
  • IHS Prescriber: An Indian Health Services clinician who has prescriptive authority, these clinicians will have their own active DEA number.  This role gives clinicians the ability to query patient dispense records within ME PMP AWARxE to ensure that there is no abuse, misuse or diversion of controlled substances.
  • VA Prescriber: A Veterans Administration clinician who has prescriptive authority, these clinicians will have their own active DEA number.  This role gives clinicians the ability to query patient dispense records within ME PMP AWARxE to ensure that there is no abuse, misuse or diversion of controlled substances.
  • Military Prescriber: A Military clinician who has prescriptive authority, these clinicians will have their own active DEA number.  This role gives clinicians the ability to query patient dispense records within ME PMP AWARxE to ensure that there is no abuse, misuse or diversion of controlled substances.
  • Veterinarian: A veterinarian with a valid, active DEA number and controlled substance prescriptive authority.  This role allows veterinarians to query non-human patients in the ME PMP AWARxE to ensure that there is no abuse, misuse or diversion of drugs. Veterinary PMP users will only have access to non-human controlled substance dispensing data. 
  • Prescriber Delegate- Licensed OR Prescriber Delegate-Unlicensed: Prescribers may query patient dispense records but may also delegate this task to a designee.  Both the Prescriber (acting as the delegator) and the Prescriber Delegate must be registered and authorized to use the ME PMP AWARxE. Once activated in ME PMP AWARxE, the Prescriber or Prescriber Delegate may then create a relationship within ME PMP AWARxE .

 Pharmacist Role Types

  • Dispensing Physician: A clinician who queries and views patients’-controlled drug history prior to dispensing a controlled substance and submits ASAP files and dispense data to the ME PMP AWARxE. An example could be an independent pharmacy that submits its own ASAP files and dispense data independently of a third-party company that submits ASAP files on its behalf.
  • VA Dispenser: A Veterans Administration clinician (i.e. pharmacist) who views and queries patient data prior to dispensing a controlled substance but does not submit ASAP files or dispense data to the ME PMP AWARxE. This role requires a valid, active DEA number.
  • Pharmacist: A clinician (i.e. pharmacist) who views and queries patient data prior to dispensing a controlled substance but does not submit ASAP files or dispense data to the ME PMP AWARxE. This role requires a valid, active DEA number.
  • Pharmacist Delegate-Licensed OR Pharmacist Delegate-Unlicensed: Pharmacist may query patient dispense records but may also delegate this task to a designee.  Both the Pharmacist (acting as the delegator) and the Pharmacist Delegate must be registered and authorized to use the ME PMP AWARxE. Once activated in ME PMP AWARxE, the Pharmacist or Pharmacist Delegate may then create a relationship within ME PMP AWARxE.
  • Pharmacy Technician: Pharmacist may query patient dispense records but may also delegate this task to a designee.  Both the Pharmacist (acting as the delegator) and the Pharmacist Technician must be registered and authorized to use the ME PMP AWARxE. Once activated in ME PMP AWARxE, the Pharmacist or Pharmacist Technician may then create a relationship within ME PMP AWARxE.
  • IHS Dispenser: An Indian Health Services clinician (i.e. pharmacist) who views and queries patient data prior to dispensing a controlled substance but does not submit ASAP files or dispense data to the ME PMP AWARxE. This role requires a valid, active DEA number.

Creating Your Account
Each ME PMP AWARxE user must register and create an account within ME PMP AWARxE Please navigate to https://maine.pmpaware.net/ External site disclaimer to start the registration process, for any registration assistance please reference the ME PMP AWARxE User Guide (PDF) 03/01/2021.

Technical Assistance
ME PMP Technical Support: (Support hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)