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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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Worldwide sales of the controlled substances closed in on a valuation of US$ 67,000 Mn in 2018, and are projected to record a Y-o-Y growth at 3.5% in 2019, according to a new Fact.MR study.
They added that the shortage is often created due to flaws in the release mechanism of controlled substance as the policy of allocating quota to pharmaceutical companies is causing delays in production of certain drugs.
25.3--SALE, PURCHASE, DELIVERY, OR POSSESSION IN EXCESS OF TEN GRAMS OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
But what happens to the leftover and unused controlled substances that aren't needed during surgery, treatment, or a different medical procedure?
After the warrant has been issued for her arrest, McGowan turned herself to authorities on Tuesday and was booked for possessing a controlled substance; however the actress was later released on a $5,000 bond, reports The Mirror.
CHICAGO -- As the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths continues to surge, state and federal authorities are keeping a close eye on physicians who prescribe controlled substances.
Prime's "Controlled Substance Management Program" combines existing and new offerings into a multi-layered programme to help address the national epidemic.
Joe Von Waldner, owner of 49th Street Bail Bonds, states, "We have seen an increase of people being arrested and charged with doctor shopping, drug trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance for over ten years.
Each state, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, requires concurrent controlled substance reporting within one (1) day of dispensing any controlled substance within the regulated categories.
Most script-related software companies had no trouble complying with such a mandate, except in one case: controlled substances. Even by the fall of 2014, two years after the legislation had been enacted, less than one percent of prescribers in New York state had the certified technology to handle the electronic prescribing of controlled substances, noted New York law firm Nixon Peabody.
18, 2014, tramadol (trade names: Ultram[R] and Ultracet[R]) has been classified as a schedule IV controlled substance.

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