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Multiple Prescriptions of Schedule II Drugs

Drug Enforcement Administration regulations allow practitioners to provide individual patients with multiple prescriptions, to be filled sequentially, for the same Schedule II controlled substance, with such multiple prescriptions having the combined effect of allowing a patient to receive over time up to a 90-day supply of that controlled substance. (21 C.F.R. Part 1306) Among the requirements are that each prescription issued have a “legitimate medical purpose” and that doctors include written instructions on each prescription. For final notice on the multiple prescription rule, visit the Office of Diversion Control Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving .


For more information, visit the Legal Considerations for Prescribers references section.