California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES)

Pursuant to California Senate Bill (SB) 809, the California Department of Justice implemented a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) system which allows pre-registered users including licensed healthcare prescribers eligible to prescribe controlled substances, pharmacists authorized to dispense controlled substances, law enforcement, and regulatory boards to access timely patient controlled substance history information.

California law (Health and Safety Code Section 11165.1) requires all California licensed prescribers authorized to prescribe scheduled drugs to register for access to CURES 2.0 by July 1, 2016 or upon issuance of a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, whichever occurs later. California licensed pharmacists must register for access to CURES 2.0 by July 1, 2016, or upon issuance of a Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist License, whichever occurs later.  Prescriber and dispenser registration to access CURES 2.0 is simple and fully automated.

For more information on this program, please access the State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General website or you may access the CURES Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

You may also contact the CURES Program at or (916) 210-3187.