This week, the House and Senate approved legislation to delay the implementation of the new requirement that tamper-resistant prescription pads be used for all Medicaid prescriptions written after September 30, 2007 by six months.

 

The Patient and Pharmacy Protection Act of 2007 (S 2085), introduced in the Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and George Voinovich (R-OH) on September 21, would delay implementation of the requirement for tamper-resistant prescription pads for six months. The bill was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Tuesday. The House passed similar legislation, introduced by Representative Charlie Wilson (D-OH) on Wednesday.

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