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Update to CURES Will Require Specific Internet Browsers
System update to launch July 1

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) will launch an update to its Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) on July 1. Featuring an improved user interface, the new system will also include a nightly data analysis that will trigger daily alerts to providers and pharmacists. According to the DOJ, the new version of CURES will only be accessible using specific Internet browsers: Internet Explorer version 11, Firefox or Chrome. Beginning July 1, anyone using Internet Explorer 10 or an earlier version will not be able to access CURES.

As a reminder, new state mandates require pharmacists and health care practitioners authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III or Schedule IV controlled substances to submit an application before Jan. 1., 2016, so they may access information about a patient’s controlled substance history that is stored on the Internet and maintained within the DOJ. Prescribers and dispensers are encouraged to register for CURES access as soon as possible if they have not yet done so. Additional information can be found at