Controlled Prescription Program

The Controlled Prescription Program aims to reduce inappropriate prescribing of controlled medications and to prevent forgeries. Prescriptions for the controlled medications specified in the program must be written on the duplicate prescription pad specially developed for this purpose.

Drugs requiring the use of a duplicate prescription

The list of drugs requiring a duplicate prescription has been prepared with the assistance of the College of Pharmacists of BC and the offices of PharmaCare. The list is subject to change as new drugs or new dosage forms are introduced to the pharmacopoeia. Attempts will be made to keep this list as current as possible.

The College acknowledges the assistance of the College of Pharmacists of BC and the consultant pharmacist staff at PharmaCare for their assistance in maintaining the accuracy of this information.

Prescription pad reorder forms

Please allow for two to three weeks for order processing and delivery.

Lost, stolen, or forged prescription pads

If a prescription pad is lost, stolen or forged, physicians should:

Physicians who would like the College to send a copy of their prescribing profile to check prescriptions filled under their name, please submit a request in writing

Prescribing in Postgraduate Medical Education Training Program

Requests for prescription privileges are submitted to the UBC Posgraduate Medical Education dean’s office by program administrators on the behalf of their trainees. Requests are reviewed by the dean’s office and submitted to the College for processing.