Rules For Controlled Substances

A Brief Guide To The
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Prescription Filing
3 Methods
Method 1
3 files: legend, C3 - C5, C2
Method 2

2 files: legend, C2 - C5
C3 - C5 must have a red 1" C stamped on the prescription
Method 3

2 files: legend + C3 - C5, C2
C3 - C5 must have a red 1" C stamped on the prescription

Must be kept and readily available for 2 yrs.
controlled substances dispensed must be signed daily by pharmacist
prescriber's DEA # required for C2 - C5
State Board of Pharmacy regulates pharmacists and pharmacies
always go with the strictest law
Drug Product Selection

P&T (Pharmcy and Therapeutics) committee in hospitals is responsible for formulary review
May substitute drug if:
physician does't write "DAW" (dispense as written)
purchaser requests or agrees
price is equal to or less than brand name
savings pass onto the consumer/3rd party payer
"generic equivalent to"
Verification of DEA number

2 letter, first - type of prescriber, second - first letter of prescriber's last name
1. add 1st, 3rd, and 5th digit
2. add 2nd, 4th, and 6th digit, multiply by 2
3. add first answer to second answer, second digit of sum should be 7th digit in the DEA #

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