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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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As a result, it is important that controlled substance distributors familiarize themselves not only with the DEA regulations and guidance but also with the DEA acting administrator's opinion to ensure that their suspicious order monitoring programs take into account all of the factors set forth in the DEA acting administrator's opinion.
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The CSA provides five bases upon which the revocation, suspension, or other sanction upon a controlled substance registration may be based.
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or unusual usage patterns of controlled substances by patients and unusual prescribing or dispensing patterns by licensed practitioners;
As far as law enforcement is concerned, the agency notes that a person cannot knowingly distribute or dispense a controlled substance unless they have a valid DEA registration.
To meet these objectives, GAO analyzed Medicaid controlled substance claims for fraud and abuse indications for FY 2006 and 2007 from five selected states.

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