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controlled substance

n. a drug which has been declared by federal or state law to be illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed under a physician's prescription. The basis for control and regulation is the danger of addiction, abuse, physical and mental harm (including death), the trafficking by illegal means, and the dangers from actions of those who have used the substances. (See: narcotics)

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The agency said it "wishes to dispel the mistaken notion among a small number of medical professionals that the agency has embarked on a campaign to 'target' physicians who prescribe controlled substances for the treatment of pain (or that physicians must curb their legitimate prescribing of pain medications to avoid legal liability).
The DEA has approved several organizations as third-party certifiers for system compliance for electronic prescribing of controlled substances among e-prescribing software companies.
Congress, in 1994, amended the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to require the states to allow Native American church members to use peyote, which is also regulated by the Controlled Substances Act.
Under Reno's policy, a doctor who prescribed controlled substances to facilitate a suicide in a state that had "not authorized the practice," would be subject to federal sanction under the CSA -- just as the DEA had stated.
That is why Ashcroft has correctly interpreted the Controlled Substances Act's original intent to mean that using federally controlled drugs for assisted suicide is not a "legitimate medical purpose.
In addition to the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-Stop), the law mandates electronic prescribing of controlled substances to eliminate diversion through the alteration, forgery or theft of prescription paper.
2 Refuse to prescribe controlled substances to doctor shoppers.
Establishes review capabilities of the Controlled Substances Database under the Board of Pharmacy to flag abnormal
All previously acquired controlled substance must be disposed of by August 2; otherwise it will be deemed contraband and subject to seizure by law enforcement.
Although the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) released the final rule on electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) in June 2010, to date no HIT vendor has begun offering the ability to e-prescribe controlled substances to its clients.
S attorney's office, said it is the first time in over a decade a civil complaint has been brought against a physician in Massachusetts under the Controlled Substances Act.
GAO was asked to determine (1) whether there are indications of fraud and abuse related to controlled substances paid for by Medicaid; (2) if so, examples of fraudulent, improper, and abusive activity; and (3) the effectiveness of internal controls that the federal government and selected states have in place to prevent fraud and abuse related to controlled substances.

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