Opioids overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States and NCPDP has had a priority focus on developing a solution to help address the epidemic since 2013. Join Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP’s President & CEO, as she provides an overview of NCPDP's standards-based model for prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) with best practice guidance to help providers to make informed decisions at the point of prescribing. The model solution is intended to provide access for patients with a valid medical need and reduce fraud and abuse. PDMPs, the state-operated databases that collect information on dispensed medications, have evolved historically since the program was first enacted in 1939 in California to enforce drug laws. Still, the overall effectiveness of PDMPs is challenged by a lack of standards to share drug abuse information within and across the states to address potential drug abuse and diversion. Stember will also share her personal connection with the issue, with a special guest and a call to action on how to engage and help make a difference.