Where I live, Texas, the class 2 scripts are now printed on a single, serialized, special script with the Texas State Seal right in the middle of the script. It's a very odd green color on front and white on the back (I was told because it would be extremely hard to duplicate). Also, the texture of the front of the script feels sort of like paper money, and the back of the script also has a different texture to it. It has something in it that's different from just plain old paper. Then, on the back there are 2 different other security measures. Also, the script is good for only 7 days. Also, no refills, no calls into pharm, etc. The only thing they (the pharm) can do is change the date, with the doc's permission if it has expired. But, it's my understanding, it can only be expired for maybe 1 month, at the most. I've had it done a couple of times, but it was only a couple of days expired.
We have had this system for a few years now. The old triplicates, where there was actually 3 layers of script, got to be too much for the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. Back then, 1 copy stayed with the doc, 1 with the pharmacy, and 1 sent to the Tx DPS. Now, the 1 script is scanned into a PC at the doc's office after he has written it, scanned into a PC at the pharmacy after you hand it to them, and then mailed to the Tx DPS where they scan them into a database.
My doc told me this because they have boxes and boxes (and many rooms) of old triplicates they still haven't hand entered into a PC. It's just too much, plus, it took up too much room. Now, it takes only a few minutes once they get the script at the DPS. It's also a better way to keep track of everything. I'm sure pretty soon, all the states will have something like that. With Texas, there are just so many people, that's alot of paper to deal with back in the "old days"! Anyway, just my 2 cents. Take care!!