A source of rigorous legal data for researchers and detailed policy information for the public.
PDAPS is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to track key state laws related to prescription drug abuse. Click on any topic area to reach an interactive page where you can investigate the history and features of the law, or download data and other documentation for research.
State laws authorizing third-party prescribing and lay administration of the standard antidote to opioid overdose.
State laws providing protection from criminal sanctions to overdose victims or witnesses who seek emergency services.
State laws and regulations on various legal mechanisms used to control access to opioids.