In the United States, the DEA is responsible for suppressing illegal drug use and distribution by enforcing the Controlled Substances Act. Some precursor chemicals used for the production of illegal drugs are also controlled substances in many countries, even though they may lack the pharmacological effects of the drugs themselves. Substances are classified according to schedules and consist primarily of potentially psychoactive substances. The controlled substances do not include many prescription items such as antibiotics.
Some US states have statutes against health care providers self-prescribing and/or administering substances listed in the Controlled Substance Act schedules. This does not forbid licensed providers from self-prescribing medications not on the schedules.
Larimer County Residents Indicted and Arrested on Conspiracy and Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Manufacture and Distribute
Jul 22, 2013; DENVER, CO -- The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado: Five...
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, MAN PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
Apr 23, 2010; PIERRE, S.D. -- The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota:...