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90 RX for ADHD-Georgia

Tina Posted Tue 27th of January, 2015 16:56:46 PM

We have patients who have instructions by their employer, to get a 90 day supply, to save the employer and employee money. My doctors are wanting to help our patients, and saving them money. Are there restrictions in GA against this? Nationwide?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 28th of January, 2015 10:06:40 AM

Thanks for your question. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse and are considered dangerous by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Schedule II drugs do have certain restrictions on prescription management issued by the Department of Justice Office of Diversion. Certain ADD and ADHD medications fall under the category of Schedule II drugs. The Office of Diversion does not place any limitations on the quantity of medications prescribed but refills are prohibited. States and insurance companies may place limits to 30 days for Schedule II prescriptions. Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency does not issue specific guidance on the length of prescriptions for Schedule II drugs. See the attached links for the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency and the Office of Diversion for more details.

http://gdna.georgia.gov/prescribers

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/manuals/pract/pract_manual012508.pdf

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