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North Shore Pain Management

Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT)

Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT)

As many of you may already be aware, the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has been reformatted by the Department of Public Health and was renamed the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT). As of August 22nd, 2016, the Massachusetts PMP is no longer functional.

As of October 15, 2016, all Massachusetts prescribers seeking to prescribe a Schedule II or III narcotic medication to a patient must research that patient’s prescribing history in the MassPAT database prior to issuing every Schedule II or III narcotic medication or prior to first time benzodiazepine prescriptions.

In order to access MassPAT, providers must create an account in MassPAT (even if you had an account in the PMP), by accessing the MassPAT website at

Once you have entered the above website, you must follow these 3 simple steps to create your new account:

  1. Click “Create an Account”
  2. When creating an account, use your professional email address as your username
  3. You will need to following credential to create your MassPAT account:

Additionally, helpful to prescribers, MassPAT will have more up-to-date data since pharmacies are now able to upload data every 24 hours rather than every 7 days as they did in the past, which will process the data almost immediately. Prescribing data from Massachusetts’ Veterans Administration system is expected to be available in the future, and access to the prescribing data of other states has come online.


At North Shore Pain Management we provide advanced, evidence based, multidisciplinary and cost effective pain management. Our goal is to improve your ability to return to the activities you have been missing as well as provide a meaningful reduction in pain.