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Guidance for complying with new regulations.
On Monday, October 6, a number of prescription drugs changed classification under the Controlled Substances Act. All hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) are now Schedule II substances, which are more tightly controlled.
HCPs are the most prescribed medications in America, with 135 million prescriptions filled in 2012. In a letter to the DEA, organizations representing more than 100,000 pharmacists emphasized the importance of remembering that millions of Americans legitimately rely on HCPs for acute and chronic pain management.
Because HCPs are fast-movers, many pharmacies have relied on automation to dispense them. The regulatory change impacts the way pharmacies will label and package these prescriptions, as well as their security protocols, inventory, recordkeeping and reporting and more. For many pharmacies, this means removing Schedule II drugs from automation and more time counting by hand.
With our Controlled Medication Kit, pharmacies using Parata Max® and Parata Mini® dispensers can continue automating HCPs. This kit contains the tools you need to secure, track, audit and report on controlled substances.
The Controlled Medication Kit includes:
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The Controlled Medication Kit is now available to Parata customers. Please visit Parata Shopping for pricing information and to place your online order.