Controlled Substances

General Requirements
Many prescription-controlled drugs are also used as research tools. Some fall under the aegis of the Federal Controlled Substances Act. For certain classes of these drugs, the purchase and use is tightly controlled, and requires permits and records of use per The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

DEA 21 CFR Chapter 13

Keys to Compliance for Supervisors

Frequently asked Questions

Q. How do I know if a drug I wish to use if a “controlled substance”?
A. Drugs are identified by “schedules” in 21 CFR 1301-1308.

Q. What types of drugs are “controlled”?
A. Those that have a high potential for abuse, those that have no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of the drug may lead to psychological or physical dependence.