It’s been a little over a year since the Attorney General’s November deadline for changing to the new, tamper-resistant, prescription blanks. As one of only 19 print shops in New Jersey that are licensed to both print and sell prescription blanks, we take this very seriously and have helped our customers in the new ways of ordering.
How have the laws changed ordering rx blanks?
First – all orders must be written.
No phone-in orders are allowed as they once were.
Second – all order forms must have the signatures of every prescriber on the rx pad.
We’re required to keep a copy of the prescriber’s signature in our files and to match these signatures with each order.
Third – if shipping to a group practice, one prescriber must sign a shipping form – taking responsibility for the delivery.
Fourth – all prescription blanks must be shipped to the address of record in NJ.
The address of record is what’s printed on your medical license. We can’t ship to any other address.
“The abuse of prescription painkillers kills approximately 45 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said in a news release. “Prescription painkiller abuse is directly linked to the rise in heroin addiction.”
“We are fighting this epidemic on every possible front including our Opiates Task Force for criminal prosecution, our actions against rogue doctors who sell prescriptions for cash, and now these security measures to prevent the forgery and counterfeiting of fake prescriptions.”
Since these new laws have been enforced, two print shops in New Jersey have had their licenses suspended for not strictly following these regulations. New Print Shop appreciates our customers support and additional paperwork done this past year. By following the law to a tee, we’re helping the state in fighting prescription blank theft and forgery.
For more information on the prescription blank laws, go to: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-45A-Subchapter-27-Uniform-Prescription-Blanks.pdf