DENVER — Major changes are on the way to how you receive prescription medications.
Starting in 2021, doctors across Colorado will be required to prescribe controlled substances electronically, eliminating the traditional paper pad used for decades.
The bipartisan bill was signed by Gov. Jared Polis in April, partially to cut down on fraudulent prescription drug activity.
That includes a case uncovered by FOX31, in which a Boulder County pharmacist used a dead doctor’s prescription pad to illegally sell prescriptions.Legislative Updates