Virginia Mandates EPCS

March 15, 2017

Standing in front of the joint session of Congress, President Trump vowed to end America’s “terrible drug epidemic.” The same week, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation mandating statewide electronic prescribing of controlled substances by 2020. The legislation, along with the executive’s mention of the devastating problem, signals an emerging trend: state and federal government officials are taking action against opioid addiction and are using EPCS as a vehicle to curb the rising death toll.

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Helping Physicians Take Full Advantage of EPCS

April 21, 2016

With e-prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) legal in all fifty states for Schedules II – V, and more than 54,000 pharmacies across the country now EPCS-enabled, it’s time to turn our focus to helping physicians take full advantage of the workflow and patient safety benefits of e-prescribing for both legend drugs and controlled substances.

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