The Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization incorporated with the State of Florida Department of State. The Foundation operates as a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Health to provide funding and support for the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
The Foundation consists of a board of directors appointed by the Florida State Surgeon General, and consists of both community and business leaders working to save lives through fundraising for the PMDP to combat the deadly consequences of drug abuse and diversion.
In short, the Foundation seeks to prevent more parents and family members from losing loved ones and friends from accidental overdose due to prescription drug-related incidents by putting bad actors out of business while improving patient standard of care in our state.
The mission of the Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc., is to conduct fundraising for the benefit of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, in order to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion.
The Foundation’s funding will benefit the Florida Department of Health in its furtherance of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in accordance with section-893.055, Florida Statutes. Thus, the Foundation will be key to combating the rampant prescription drug abuse and diversion that causes so many deaths (2,539 individuals in 2011) and the heartbreaking impact upon the individual, family, friends and workplace due to addiction. It will also assist with preventing unethical and potentially criminal physicians from practicing and doctor-shoppers and pharmacies from colluding with these unethical practitioners. In addition, Florida is known as a “source state” throughout the East Coast by doctor-shoppers and addicts seeking cheap drugs. Lastly, it will provide practitioners the ability to check the database for their patients’ controlled substance prescription history and thereby improve their patients’ standard of care, due to the ability to:
- Review complex prescribing for the elderly
- Check to ensure new prescriptions will not negatively interact with existing prescriptions from other prescribers
- Review to ensure patients do not need additional medicines or increased dosages to prevent unknown over-prescribing
- Preventing unknown over-prescribing willreduce excess prescription drugs in medicine cabinets; the highest source of prescription drug diversion
- Detect doctor-shopping, which may stop potential addiction and selling of drugs
Board of Directors -
2014 – 2015
Chair: Dave Bowen, CEO, Automated Health Care Solutions, Miramar, FL Term Ends: July 2016
Vice Chair: Mike Ayotte, VP Legislative Affairs, CVS/Caremark, Midlothan, VA Term Ends: July 2016
Secretary: Karen Bailey, Realtor and Consumer Advocate, Ocala, FL Term Ends: July 2016
Treasurer: Greg Nazareth, R.Ph, Dir. of Health & Wellness, Walmart, Doral, FL Term Ends: July 2017
Director: Jill Rosenthal, MD, SVP, Medical Dir. Zenith Ins., Boca Raton, FL Term Ends: July 2015
Director: Samir Vakil, DPM, Podiatric Physician, Punta Gorda, FL. Term Ends: July 2016
Director: Lee Ann Brown, DO, Osteopathic Physician, Clearwater Beach, FL. Term Ends: July 2017
Director: Daniel Gesek, DMD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Jacksonville, FL. Term Ends: July 2017
Director: Sally West, Reg. Dir. Leg. Affairs, Walgreens, Tallahassee, FL. Term Ends: July 2017
Director: Paul Melton, President, Florida Chapter, National Assn. of Drug Diversion Investigators, Palm Harbor, FL. Term Ends: July 2016
The Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc.
Bob Macdonald, Executive Director
10801 Starkey Road, #104-221
Seminole, FL 33777