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The Evolving EPCS Landscape 2016: A Prescription for Stopping Opioid Abuse


The Evolving EPCS Landscape

March 24, 2016

Enabling physicians to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS) may help curb the widespread abuse of opioids by increasing prescription security, improving patient safety and reducing the practice of “doctor shopping” to fill unnecessary prescriptions.

However, while the vast majority of our nation’s retail pharmacies (82 percent) are EPCS enabled, fewer than six percent of all U.S. practitioners have this EPCS capability.

With New York poised to become the first state to enforce a legal mandate that all medications – legend drugs and controlled substances – be e-prescribed, this industry briefing highlights EPCS trends and advances nationwide.

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