Utah's Controlled Substance Database Program (CSD) is a resource that assists prescribing practitioners and pharmacists in providing efficient care for their patients' and customers' usage of controlled substances.
The Utah Controlled Substance Database Program was legislatively created and put into effect on July 1, 1995. The CSD collects data on the dispensing of Schedule II-V drugs from all retail, institutional, and outpatient hospital pharmacies, and in-state/out-of-state mail order pharmacies. The data is disseminated to authorized individuals and used to identify potential cases of drug over-utilization, misuse, and over-prescribing of controlled substances throughout the state.
Collection of Data
Utah law requires all outpatient pharmacies to report dispensing a controlled substance prescription (schedules II – V) once a week for the previous seven days. Data submitted by pharmacies is usually available in the Controlled Substance Database within 24 business hours of receipt.
Please note that information in the Controlled Substance Database will not contain information from the following, as they are not required to report to the Utah program:
- Prescriptions filled at federal facilities (military or VA);
- Prescriptions filled at pharmacies licensed by other states; or
- Controlled substances administered in an in-patient setting.
Information is generally reported to the Controlled Substance Database program by uploading an electronic file to a secure file transfer protocol site (sFTP) at sftp-csdb.utah.gov or other approved methods. Generally, the reporting method is dependent on the pharmacy's software and vendor.
Beginning July 1, 2015, all pharmacies are required to submit the data on a daily basis either in real-time or a batch file. All pharmacies must choose the method of reporting and be in compliance no later than January 1, 2016.