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The State of New Jersey has established a Drug Control Unit within the Department of Law and Public Safety, for the purpose of assisting in the enforcement of those provisions of the New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances ("C.D.S") Act which relate to persons who, or firms that, manufacture, prescribe, distribute, dispense or conduct research or analysis utilizing controlled substances.

New Jersey Prescription Blanks (NJPBs) Notice of Final Extension

The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) is granting a final extension through November 2, 2014 for prescribers to issue prescriptions on the old prescription blanks (blue on the front).  Effective November 3, 2014, all prescriptions must be issued only on the new prescription blanks (green on the front).

This additional 45 days is to assist those who are experiencing delays in obtaining the new prescription blanks.  If you have already received your new prescription blanks, you should use them immediately.  The new prescription blanks are being accepted by pharmacies.

If you have not already placed your orders for new prescription blanks, do so immediately.  Do not delay; order your new prescription blanks today. A list of approved printer vendors and information about the new prescription blanks are available on the Division's website at

If you have additional questions, please email

Notification of the Scheduling of Tramadol
Effective August 18, 2014, Tramadol is a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance in the State of New Jersey based on the recent federal Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") Final Rule placing Tramadol in Schedule IV.
(View Information / Posted 9/19/14)

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