How Can You Obtain a List of Drug Schedules?


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The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is responsible for scheduling prescription and illicit drugs. This information is published on the DEA Diversion website and is indexed both alphabetically and by drug schedule.

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Drugs.com also maintains list pages for all controlled substances based on their scheduling level. In the United States, authorities separate drugs into five schedules (I through V) depending on their dependence and abuse liability, with Schedule I drugs being the most tightly regulated. The United Nations also maintains lists of internationally scheduled drugs; these lists are available through the website of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The U.N. scheduling conventions differ from those of the United States Controlled Substances Act.

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