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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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Misprescribing can be broadly defined as prescribing scheduled drugs in quantities and frequencies inappropriate for the patient's complaint or illness.
From my experience, education, training and/or study, I know it to be quite common for those involved in the illegal trafficking/furnishing of scheduled drugs to possess, maintain and keep with them, near them, and/or in their residences business records and journals relating to the trafficking and/or furnishing of scheduled drugs.
Fortunately, when a scheduled drug is discontinued for a resident, there is a DEA-approved method for disposal, available through each state board of pharmacy office, to avoid excessive accumulation of scheduled drugs no longer needed for therapy.
No firm is allowed to sell any scheduled drugs and formulations at a price higher than the one fixed by the pricing authority.
Appearing in court for one of his regular six-month check-ins with the judge, Downey said he had been missing scheduled drug tests since a Dec.
Since the patent is for the delivery platform, it will cover any scheduled drug that we incorporate into DETERx including COL-171 (treatment of ADHD) and COL-172 (management of moderate to severe pain), both of which are in pre-clinical development.
Hence, the FDA recommended Belviq to be classified by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a scheduled drug.
We will also have access to Elan's manufacturing capabilities for this product, which have a proven track record of successfully formulating and manufacturing scheduled drug products that incorporate their proprietary drug delivery technologies.
UBS stated that the earlier-than-expected FDA approval is a "positive surprise" but that the fact that Lyrica will be a scheduled drug is a "modest disappointment.
Both these drugs are scheduled drugs that are meant to be sold only through prescription of a registered medical practitioner.
Until now neither physicians nor dispensers had access to information that would help them address the growing negative effects of non-monitored scheduled drugs on the health and safety of Pennsylvanians.
Thereafter, annual increase in prices of scheduled drugs would be restricted to 50% of CPI (with a cap of 4%) and of nonschedule drugs to 70% of CPI (with a cap of 6%).

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