What is the CSTS solution for Law Enforcement?
The CSTS pilot provides advance detection to regulators of pharmacies that are ordering excessive amounts of opioids. A statewide Controlled Substances Tracking System (CSTS) would:
- Support full implementation of the DSCSA and makes pharmacies in every state DSCSA compliant, and
- Establish a central database and interoperable system that can detect anomalies in the prescription ordering, identify unusual dispenser supply loading patterns beyond a single pharmacy, and support state regulatory and law enforcement efforts to secure the drug supply chain
How will InfiniTrak’s CSTS product help track opioids?
The CSTS pilot can provide advance detection to regulators of pharmacies that are ordering excessive amounts of opioids. Similarly, advanced detection can identify a wholesaler that is shipping excessive opioids into the state. To accomplish this InfiniTrak will work with the proper regulators to design a portal where data can be analyzed in the application through a dashboard or customized reports.
How does CSTS differ from other opioid monitoring programs?
The PDMP, ARCOS and other law enforcement efforts each have their own merits; however, no existing program gives regulators a holistic view of controlled substances across each segment of the supply chain, and across state lines, which is why InfiniTrak will serve an unmet need.
What will CSTS accomplish?
CSTS Pilot Will
|1.||Implement DSCSA Across the State|
|2.||Pharmacies Become DSCSA Compliant
|3.||Establishes a Central Database/Interoperable System
|4.||Finds anomalies in prescription ordering &
Identify unusual dispenser supply loading patterns beyond a single pharmacy
|5.||Uses Real Time Data|
CSTS Pilot Will Not
|1.||Access, import or perform analytics on HIPAA-protected data|
|2.||Preempt the FDA's effort implementing the DSCSA
|3.||Cause an excess burden to pharmacists or pharmacies
|4.||Require pharmacies to use InfiniTrak as a DSCSA compliance solution|
|5.||Will not share trade information beyond the scope of the state reporting guidance
What are the expected results of the Pilot?
- The data provides a benefit to the public well-being and safety
- Unobtrusive data collection
- Law enforcement is able to realize value through optimizing resources and pinpointing problem areas in real time
- Creation of a network that makes sharing drug supply chain data efficient, secure and confidential
- Support the full implementation of the DSCSA by making all pharmacies in the state DSCSA compliant
- There are multiple benefits of having law enforcement own and maintain their own drug supply chain portal including detecting anomalies in the prescription ordering, identifying unusual dispenser supply loading patterns beyond a single pharmacy, and supporting state regulatory and law enforcement efforts to secure the drug supply chain
Where can I get more information about the CSTS pilot for Law Enforcement?
Complete the form below or call Mark Tate, President & CIO, directly at (540) 323-3604.