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Physicians face Medicaid’s April 1 deadline for tamper-proof Rx pads

AMNews, March 27, 2008
By April, federal rules will required that written Medicaid prescriptions have at least one feature to prevent unauthorized copying, erasure or modification, or counterfeiting. While medical, pharmacist, and other health-related organizations say most physicians are prepared to meet the April 1 deadline for writing many Medicaid prescriptions on tamper-resistant pads, the groups continue to reach out to doctors who may be unaware of, or confused about, the law.