Bush Signs Prescription Pad Deadline Extension

On Saturday, President Bush signed into law a six-month delay of the Oct. 1 deadline requiring that all Medicaid prescriptions be written on tamper-resistant paper.

WASHINGTON — On Saturday, President Bush signed into law a six-month delay of the Oct. 1 deadline requiring that all Medicaid prescriptions be written on tamper-resistant paper. The delay was included as part of H.R. 3668, which also extends certain health care programs that expired yesterday. The pharmacy industry’s concern with the original deadline stemmed from the possibility that doctors lacking the new pads might write Medicaid patient’s prescriptions on plain pads. This would force pha

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