Vermont on August 28 became the 50th state to legalize electronic prescribing of controlled substances, making the practice available nationwide.

However, while 78 percent of pharmacies can accept e-scripts for controlled substances, only 2 percent of physicians electronically prescribe for these schedule II-V narcotics, according to SureScripts, which operates a nationwide electronic prescribing network.

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