March 2010

Finally: A Safe and Secure Encrypted eRx System for Controlled Substances-But Will Physicians Be Allowed to Use It?

August 15, 2011

Cover Story

Although there was a 181% increase in the use of e-prescribing across the country from 2008 to 2009, the prohibition on the use of this new technology to prescribe controlled substances (schedule II -- schedule V) has been a key barrier holding e-prescribing back from widespread adoption. Here is a look at the pilot program that led to the nation's first DEA-approved electronically transmitted prescription for a controlled substance.