In the recently passed War Supplemental bill there was a provision requiring that to be eligible for medicare reimbursement prescriptions must be written on tamper resistant pads. Now this is a good thing, it'll help stop fraud. The problem is that it takes effect Monday (10/1) and there has been some problems trying to get everyone switched over to these tamper resistant pads.
Because of these problems Rep. Charlie Wilson introduced a bill in the House (with bipartisan support) yesterday that would delay this requirement for six months in an attempt to help ease this transition. In the Senate Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and George Voinovich (R-OH) presented a similar bill.
In a press release Wilson said a six month delay was "just good common sense" and continued on to say that he wants "to do the right thing and allow doctors, pharmacists and patients the time needed to study the new law and properly prepare for it".