DEA's New Proposed Regulations For E-Prescribing

Law360, New York (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the June 27, 2008, Federal Register proposed rules for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (the "Proposed Regulations").

The Proposed Regulations provide licensed prescribers and pharmacies a way to electronically write, receive, deliver and archive prescriptions for controlled substances.

Currently, controlled substances may not be prescribed electronically. The DEA is currently soliciting comments on the Proposed Regulations, which must be either postmarked or delivered electronically on or before Sep. 25, 2008.

History And Background

While the DEA has issued regulations...
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