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Nick Barger

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Last year, retail pharmacies greatly accelerated implementation of technology for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Eighty-two percent of U.S. retail pharmacies are now EPCS-enabled, up 21% from 2014, according to a report released Thursday by e-prescribing solution provider DrFirst. Nearly all states have at least 60% of retail pharmacies EPCS-enabled, with