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Increasing Supply Chain Efficiency With CSOS

July 1, 2005

Since 1999, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been working on a new electronic ordering alternative to the traditional paper 222 order form. On April 1, rule allowing the Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS), as an option to paper for Schedule II drugs The potential cost savings from this new program are generating significant interest. Wholesalers are enhancing their systems to comply with the DEA CSOS regulations, to ease the CII ordering process for their pharmacy customers. This early adoption of CSOS is a direct result of DEA’s successful collaboration with industry during the development of the new regulations. Even more important, there are a number of commercial, EDI based CSOS solutions now on the market.