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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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This shows the laxness in dispensing of scheduled drugs in India.
Psychiatrists are expected to be more vigilant about patients' use of scheduled drugs and, when they believe that a prescription has been misused, to take appropriate clinical or legal action.
Torrington, a family physician who is board certified in addiction medicine and pain management, noted in an interview that "From this point forward it seems clear that the FDA is not going to approve any scheduled drugs, generic or not, that do not have acceptable REMS in place.
Step three is to determine an appropriate plan of care by developing a treatment plan that includes nonaddictive pharmaceutical and other treatment modalities and referrals, determining criteria for success and failure of treatment, providing informed consent relative to risk/benefits of any scheduled drug prescribed and scheduling regular monitoring of patient condition, laboratory results, side effects, etc.
Obviously, we don't want people to plan and structure their use around a scheduled drug screen," Parsons says.
Because of this, nurses sometimes go to extraordinary measures to withhold or delay scheduled drug administration.
Probation officers said he failed to attend half his scheduled drug test appointments.
PAT VALENZUELA, suspended by the stewards at Santa Anita last month for failing to show up for a scheduled drug test, is still AWOL and had not contacted anyone at the track regarding his status up to the end of last week.
And the incident where Rio Ferdinand forgot to turn up for a scheduled drug test has also thrown the spotlight on to soccer.
England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson's plans had been thrown into disarray by his players' threat to boycott Saturday's Euro 2004 qualification match in defence of Ferdinand -who was not considered for the squad after missing a scheduled drug test.
McElroy that she can't prescribe the appetite suppressant except with great difficulty because in Ohio it's a scheduled drug.
either as a result of scheduled drug sales or for the purpose of purchasing scheduled drugs or facilitating scheduled drug sales with others.

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