PainRelief.com Interview with:
Dr. Tongil “TI” Kim,
Assistant professor of marketing
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas (abbreviated UT Dallas)
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: We examine the early deployment of mandated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use (2006-2015) in the U.S., when 19 states mandated PDMP use. We find 6.37 more heroin-related deaths per million population per year—a 50.1% increase—following PDMP mandates compared to states that did not.