Some electronic drug prescriptions slow to catch on


Lawmakers want health-care providers and pharmacies to send and receive e-prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.

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Lawmakers want health-care providers and pharmacies to send and receive e-prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances.

The practice of permitting electronic transmission of Schedule II drugs was approved by the federal government in June 2010, but Oregonians who rely on drugs such as Ritalin, morphine, methadone and Percocet for themselves or family members have always had to pick up a paper copy of their prescription from their doctor and then hand deliver it to their pharmacist.

The use of electronic prescriptions for controlled substances isn’t mandatory, and prescribing practitioners are still able to write and manually sign prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances if they choose.

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