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Distribution of New Tamper Resistant Prescription Pads

The following is being distributed at the request of the Pharmaceutical Services Division, Department of Health and Community Services. 

The Prescription Monitoring Act came into effect on January 2, 2018. The Act provides the legislative authority for the Prescription Monitoring Program – NL.

The purpose of the Program is to help prescribers and dispensers make the most informed decisions when choosing to administer or dispense a monitored drug. Subsection 7(2) of the Act, the provision requiring prescribers to view a patient’s medication profile prior to prescribing a monitored drug (opioid and tramadol), comes into effect on June 30, 2018.



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