Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions
The refilling of a prescription for a controlled substance listed in schedule II is prohibited.
The DEA has revised its regulations regarding the issuance of multiple prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances. A prescribing practitioner may issue multiple prescriptions authorizing the patient to receive a total of up to a 90-day supply of a schedule II controlled substance provided the following conditions are met:
- Each separate prescription is issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice;
- The individual practitioner provides written instructions on each prescription indicating the earliest date on which a pharmacy may fill each prescription;
- The individual practitioner concludes that providing the patient with multiple prescriptions in this manner does not create an undue risk of diversion or abuse;
- The issuance of multiple prescriptions is permissible under state laws (Indiana law defers to federal regulations regarding this issue);
- The individual practitioner complies fully with all other applicable requirements under the CSA and CFR as well as Indiana law.