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Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication

Electronic prescription service to include controlled medication. Pharmacies in England will now be able to dispense controlled drugs via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) following a successful trial. The decision means patients will be able to have their prescriptions sent electronically from their GP to their pharmacy, rather than having to carry a paper copy. Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs, excluding oral liquid methadone, will now be available electronically. More than 90% of GP practices and pharmacies are already live with the [...]