State of California Certified Printer of Controlled Substance Forms

California State Board of Pharmacy logoThe Castle Press is a Certified Printer of Controlled Substance Forms. These forms are sold through the Castle Press Company Store and can be viewed at

Castle Press security prescription forms comply with California Assembly Bill 149 regulations and include serialized number and barcode.

California law requires prescribers of any Schedule II through V controlled substance to obtain and use new tamper-resistant prescription forms ordered only from state-approved security printers. The new tamper-resistant forms replaced triplicate prescription forms in 2005.

Applicants generally are screened for prior criminal history and the adequacy of policies and procedures to ensure that prescription forms are only produced and distributed to appropriately licensed practitioners. Security printers must have a means for confirming the licensure and prescribing privileges for any person requesting controlled substance prescription forms.