Dec 10, 2020 · A Houston-area pain clinic owner and a clinic employee who posed as a physician were sentenced to 240 months and 96 months in prison, respectively, today for their roles at a “pill mill” where they and their co-conspirator illegally prescribed hundreds of thousands of doses of opioids and other controlled substances.
Controlled Substance Electronic Prescribing Requirement Effective January 1, 2021, Texas Health and Safety Code, §§481.0755 requires that prescriptions for controlled substances to be issued electronically, except in limited circumstances, or unless a waiver has been granted by the appropriate agency.
An overview of the requirements for drug compounding can be accessed here. Electronic Prescribing. Can a prescriber send controlled substance prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy? Yes. A prescriber can send controlled substance prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy. More information on prescription requirements can be accessed here ...
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) is governed by the DEA interim final rule (IFR), the goal of which is to ensure the integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation for controlled substance prescriptions to reduce the potential for diversion, and subsequent abuse, of controlled substances.