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BUSH SIGNS PRESCRIPTION PAD DEADLINE EXTENSION Late last month, President Bush signed into law a six-month delay of the Oct. 1 deadline requiring all Medicaid prescriptions to be written on tamper-resistant paper. Concern with the original deadline stemmed from the possibility that doctors lacking the new pads might write Medicaid prescriptions on plain pads. This would force pharmacists

BUSH SIGNS PRESCRIPTION PAD DEADLINE EXTENSION

WASHINGTON — Late last month, President Bush signed into law a six-month delay of the Oct. 1 deadline requiring all Medicaid prescriptions to be written on tamper-resistant paper. Concern with the original deadline stemmed from the possibility that doctors lacking the new pads might write Medicaid prescriptions on plain pads. This would force pharmacists to choose between turning the customer away and not being reimbursed. Prior to t

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