Corporate Compliance

States to begin tamper-resistant prescription pad program

Compliance Monitor, September 5, 2007

Medicare and Medicaid prescribers will soon be required to use a new tamper-resistant prescription pad.

Beginning October 1, prescription pads will need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Prevent unauthorized copying of a completed or blank prescription form
  • Prevent erasure or modification of information written on the prescription
  • Prevent the use of counterfeit prescription forms

Pharmacists who receive a hard copy prescription not written on a tamper-resistant blank for a Medicaid recipient will have to verify the prescription order with the prescriber's office.

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