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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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An official of Drap, who is not authorised to speak on record, said the medicines containing controlled substances such as tranquilisers could not be sold without prescription.
He said that it has been observed that pharmacies and distributors were not maintaining proper sale record of medicines and products containing controlled substances according to respective provincial Drug Sale Rules.
He further added that it has been observed that pharmacies and Distributors are not maintaining proper sale record of medicines / products containing controlled substances according to respective provincial Drug Sale Rules.
He further added that it had been observed that pharmacies and distributors were not maintaining proper sale record of medicines/products containing controlled substances according to respective provincial Drug Sale Rules.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the revocation of a distributor's DEA registration for failure to identify suspicious orders of controlled substances.
For 2017, the list includes physicians who have prior noncompliance records, specialize in pain management, and/or dispense or administer large quantities of controlled substances.
The company said its programme is grounded in its industry-validated controlled substance score, which has garnered the interest of government agencies and health care organizations nationally and is serving as a model for identifying risk of misuse and abuse of controlled substances.
Last year, for example, the DEA conducted random security audits to ensure security compliance controls were in place at certain practices that prescribed controlled substances.
The requirements for exchanging electronic prescriptions--those without paper script pads or call-ins--are much more stringent for controlled substances than for other classes of drugs, for obvious reasons.
25) The Agency has reasoned that "[s]ince DEA must rely on the truthfulness of information supplied by applicants in registering them to handle controlled substances, falsification cannot be tolerated," (26) and that a "cavalier attitude toward the importance of accurately executing [a registration] application suggests a lack of concern for the responsibilities inherent in a DEA registration.
The insurer's records revealed that over the previous two years, there had been more than 1,000 prescriptions for controlled substances called in and/or picked up by the RMA and her co-worker.
Each of these alternatives has its own statute for lower quantities of controlled substances.

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