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NEW MSMS MEMBER BENEFIT: Legal Alert on Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

The Drug Enforcement Administration's rule (the "Rule") permitting physicians to electronically prescribe controlled substances was issued on March 31, 2010, as an interim final rule with request for comment and became effective June 1,2010. Since then, the Rule still has not been declared final and remains subject to change by Congress and/or the DEA.

The Michigan State Medical Society's (MSMS) latest legal alert explains the Rule as currently written and outlines steps that need to be accomplished prior to using an electronic prescribing application to electronically prescribe controlled substances.

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