Tamper-Proof Prescriptions


From the Wall Street Journal Health Blog:

It looks like doctors and pharmacies will get a reprieve from a new rule requiring tamper-proof prescriptions for Medicaid patients.

Congress created the rule earlier this year, and it’s set to go into effect on October 1. But the Senate last night passed a bill that would push that back another six months, and a similar bill is moving through the House this week.

The shift is supposed to make it harder for patients to forge prescriptions. But doctors and pharmacies have said the quick implementation wouldn’t give them enough time to get ready and could result in patients not being able to get the medicine they need.

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