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On November 19, 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a Final Rule on the Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances [Federal Register: November 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 222); Rules and regulations; Pages 64921-64930]. Effective December 19, 2007, amendments to 21 CFR 1306 allow practitioners to provide individual patients with multiple prescriptions, to be filled sequentially, for the same Schedule II controlled substance, with such multiple prescriptions having the combined effect of allowing a patient to receive over time up to a 90-day supply of that controlled substance.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Drug Control Program, and the Board of Registration in Pharmacy have jointly determined that the issuance of multiple Schedule II prescriptions, in accordance with the requirements of the amended DEA regulation, is permissible under state law.
In order to comply with M.G.L. c.94C, § 23, and the amended DEA regulation, the "Date of Issuance" shall be the "Do Not Fill Before" date (or similar language) indicated by the prescriber. The "Date Written" shall be the date that the prescription was written and signed by the prescriber. Thus, in accordance with M.G.L. c.94C, § 23, such a written prescription will become invalid 30 days after the date of issuance.
AUTHORITY: M.G.L. c. 112, ss. 42A and 94C
Board of Registration in Pharmacy Adoption Date: December 11, 2007