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July 2011

Posted on: July 6th, 2011 by Martek Pharmacal

Effective July 1, 2011 the State of Florida passed a law prohibiting physicians from dispensing schedule II and III controlled medications. This law was introduced because of the widespread pain medication abuse that is prevalent in Florida. This Florida law was intended to be for schedule II and III Narcotic medications only. Unfortunately, the law did not specify “schedule II and III narcotic”, so schedule III non-narcotic medications were also included in this law. Phendimetrazine is a schedule III non-narcotic medication and cannot be dispensed by physicians after July 1, 2011. We are hopeful that this law will be amended in the near future and physicians will be able to dispense Phendimetrazine again. We will keep our Florida physicians informed as we receive more information.