Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Controlled Substance Act

The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act; a law enacted in 1970 to control the distribution and use of all depressant and stimulant drugs and other drugs of abuse or potential abuse as may be designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the Department of Justice.
The act specifies record keeping by the pharmacist, the format for prescription writing, and the limit on the amount of a drug that can be legally dispensed. This limit and whether refills are allowed vary with the nature of the drug. Centrally acting drugs (such as narcotics, stimulants, and certain sedatives) are divided into five classes called schedules I through V. Schedule I drugs are experimental. Prescriptions for schedule II drugs may not be refilled. Prescriptions for schedule III and IV drugs may be refilled up to five times within 6 months of the time the initial prescription was written. Schedule V drugs are restricted only to the extent that all nonscheduled prescription drugs are regulated.

Controlled substances are labeled with a large C followed by the Roman numeral designation. Alternatively, the Roman numeral is within the large C.

Controlled Substance Act is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Learn more.

Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Controlled Substance Act." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737134/all/Controlled_Substance_Act.
Controlled Substance Act. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737134/all/Controlled_Substance_Act. Accessed June 17, 2019.
Controlled Substance Act. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737134/all/Controlled_Substance_Act
Controlled Substance Act [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737134/all/Controlled_Substance_Act.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Controlled Substance Act ID - 737134 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737134/all/Controlled_Substance_Act PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -