Q: I have received an EPS prescription for Methadone, can I dispense it?
A: NO. Although Schedule 2 and 3 CD’s can be prescribed electronically via EPS, as long as they meet all the legal requirements. There are a couple of exceptions which are:
- Instalment FP10MDA prescriptions
- Oral Methadone - as not possible for the contractors to endorse with packaged dose endorsements (PDn) .
For both these exceptions a paper prescriptions will still have to be issued, to allow the pharmacy to claim the correct fees.
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Also please remember when sending your controlled drug prescriptions off:
|Exemptions||Prescription contains a Schedule 2 or 3 CD||Prescription does not contain a Schedule 2 or 3 CD|
- is under 16 years of age
- is 60 years of age or over
|Send 'signed Schedule 2 or 3 CD collected' token to NHSBSA||Does not send token to NHSBSA|
|All other exemptions and prescription charge paid||Send 'signed Schedule 2 or 3 CD collected'/'signed exemption or charge paid' token to NHSBSA||Send 'signed exemption or charge paid' signed token to NHSBSA|
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