S.2460: Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act

Author's Summary:  To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of the Medicare program of prescription drugs that are controlled substances.

IB Summary:  The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, introduced July 28 by Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Oklahoma, aims to eliminate the doctor shopping and duplicative or fraudulent handwritten prescriptions that are helping spread the opioid crisis by requiring nationwide e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare. Read more here - https://goo.gl/ESVqoP

Status:   Introduced in the Senate on 02/27/2018. Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2460/text?r=1; https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3528?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.3528%22%5D%7D&r=1

Other:   Michael Bennet is a co-sponsor.