New Prescription Form Requirements Delayed
By David Doolittle



The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has pushed back the date for when new prescription forms for certain controlled substances will be required.

Since September, the board has been issuing new official prescription forms that include advanced security features designed to help deter fraud.

Originally, the board said that beginning Jan. 1, 2019, all prescription forms ordered before Sept. 1, 2018, would not be valid. The board recently extended the deadline to June 1, 2019.

The new forms have several new security features, including a unique control number on each form, thermochromic ink, and a watermark.

You can find more information on the new forms and other upcoming prescription requirements on the pharmacy board’s website.


Last Updated On

November 26, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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