Posted by yxibow on March 7, 2006, at 21:56:50
In reply to Re: buprenorphine re-scheduling?! » Chairman_MAO, posted by ed_uk on March 7, 2006, at 17:00:38
> Hi Chairman
> >A doctor can call in a schedule III prescription to the pharmacy
> That's interesting. In the UK, all prescriptions must be in writing, except in an emergency. This applies to all drugs, not just controlled drugs.
What a pain that must be. You can electronically transmit all schedule III-V drugs in California, but records must be kept and there are various limits. Hand prescriptions were changed in this state as well beginning January 1. A special expensive tamper resistant form replaced triplicates.
"California law requires prescribers of any Schedule II through V controlled substance to obtain and use new tamper-resistant prescription forms ordered only from state-approved security printers. The new tamper-resistant forms replaced triplicate prescription forms in 2005."
more information for the bored...
I'm sure other states have similar laws. Its aggravating for the legitimate users.
And then there is the idiotic put the Sudafed behind the counter here pseudo-schedule V because methheads are blowing up houses, followed by the largely ineffective in front of the counter Sudafed PE, which is useless for sinus sufferers compared to the original which is only mildly effective actually, from what I have heard.