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Prescribing Narcotics

Version 14.19

Narcotics Used for Detox and Maintenance

When a drug used for detox or maintenance (e.g., Suboxone) is selected, once the user clicks send, a window will display with a field where the prescriber's NADEAN number will be pre-populated if it is set-up in the Staff/Provider Directory.  If it was not previously set-up, the user can enter a NADEAN in the field.  A NADEAN number must be nine characters, with the first two being alpha and the last seven numeric. The remaining steps to send are the same when sending an electronic controlled substance. See Prescribing with EPCS.


Prescription Writer

Narcotics with Gamma-hydroxyburtric acid (GHB)

Medications prescribed which contain GHB such as Xyrem require the user to enter a reason for prescribing.  Like NADEAN, once the user clicks send, a window will display prompting the user to enter a reason.  The reason must be at least 5 characters long. The remaining steps to send are the same when sending an electronic controlled substance. See Prescribing with EPCS.

Prescription Writer

Version 14.10

Narcotics Used for Detox and Maintenance

When a drug used for detox or maintenance (e.g., Suboxone) is selected, once the user clicks send, a window will display with a field where the prescriber's NADEAN number will be pre-populated if it is set-up in the Staff/Provider Directory.  If it was not previously set-up, the user can enter a NADEAN in the field.  A NADEAN number must be nine characters, with the first two being alpha and the last seven numeric. The remaining steps to send are the same when sending an electronic controlled substance. See Prescribing with EPCS.


Prescription Writer

Narcotics with Gamma-hydroxyburtric acid (GHB)

Medications prescribed which contain GHB such as Xyrem require the user to enter a reason for prescribing.  Like NADEAN, once the user clicks send, a window will display prompting the user to enter a reason.  The reason must be at least 5 characters long. The remaining steps to send are the same when sending an electronic controlled substance. See Prescribing with EPCS.

Prescription Writer