Medical Healthcare Specialists 4 Courthouse Lane, Suite 9 Chelmsford, MA 01824 (978)459-8400 (978)459-2345 RE: Change in Controlled Substance Office Policy Dear Valued Patient: In order to better service you, we at Medical Healthcare Specialists have decided to change the way we prescribe and refill controlled substance medications. These policy changes have been made to remain in accordance with recent Mass and Federal policies surrounding controlled substances. These policies have been created so as to better insure proper treatment of your medical conditions, closer monitoring of controlled substance prescriptions, and to deter misuse, overuse and diversion of these medications. As of January 1, 2013, all patients receiving controlled substances from our office will be subject to the rules enclosed in our controlled substance policy which is available to to all patients in this practice. In short, all patients receiving controlled substances will have to read and sign our controlled substance policy which includes radom urine drug testing and prescription quantity limitations. As of the above date, our patients will only receive thirty day supplies of any controlled substance per prescription without refills. While we understand that this may cause some inconvenience, we believe that this policy will be in the best interest of patients that we care for. IF you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to your provider during your visit. Thank you for attention to this matter.