A new effort to crack down on prescription pill demand by getting rid of the available supply takes effect this month.
Starting later in October, pharmacies will only fill certain prescriptions for a maximum of 30 days. The law applies to anyone dispensing the drugs.
The Tennessee Department of Health says the limits are for drugs like Lortab, Oxycontin, Percocet, Xanax, and Valium. Schedule Two Medicines will require a new prescription for each 30 day supply.
For other drugs, customers can refill the prescription in 30 day increments for up to 6 months. Authorities hope the new law will cut down on prescription pill abuse.