Effective January 1, 2005, prescriptions for controlled substances (Schedules II-V) must be written on tamper-resistant security prescription forms provided by a state-approved security printer. Additionally, on January 1, 2012, a new law took effect that requires changes to controlled substance prescription forms. Unless a physician is a designated prescriber from a licensed health care facility, prescription forms for controlled substances are now required to include the preprinted address of the prescribing practitioner. Previously, prescription forms were only required to include the preprinted name, category of licensure, license number and federal controlled substance registration number of the prescribing practitioner.
Physicians must also now ensure their controlled substance prescription pads contain a statement printed on the bottom of the prescription form that the "Prescription is void if the number of drugs prescribed is not noted."
CMA has partnered with RxSecurity to provide tamper-resistant prescription pads to CMA members at a significant discount. CMA members receive a 15 percent off RxSecurity's already low prices. Depending on the number of pads purchased, members will pay as low as $2.68 per pad for one-part pads or $4.46 for two-part pads. Special pricing is available for hospitals, clinics, and other high-volume purchasers.
Order online at www.rxsecurity.com/cma.php or call (800) 667-9723.