Saturday, September 06, 2008

Security rules rile physicians, pharmacists

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:
Many pharmacists and doctors see new regulations to make prescriptions more tamper-resistant as one more burden being placed on them for others' problems.

Jim Lynn of the Smithfield Pharmacy in Fayette County said the prescription changes that will take effect later this year are an example of "more legislation, more scrutiny (on the medical professionals), as if it's our problem."

Starting Oct. 1, the federal government is requiring that prescription pads have three safety features to reduce the chances of patients forging prescriptions and to save the government money. The features are designed to make it more difficult to copy, erase or modify the prescription. ...more

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