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In the United States, the schedule of a controlled substance indicates how tightly regulated a substance is based on accepted medical use and its potential for abuse or dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Admin... More »

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The Controlled Substances Act is the federal legislation that identifies and regulates proscribed drugs and chemicals, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The law gives the U.S. Department of Justice the ... More »

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Drugs whose manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution are regulated by the government are considered controlled substances, states Drugs.com. As of 2015, controlled substances are classified into five sc... More »

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As of 2015, some medications on the list of schedule II controlled substances are hydromorphone, morphine and hydrocodone, while Tylenol with Codeine, benzphetamine and ketamine are examples of schedule III controlled su... More »

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Phentermine is a weight-loss drug classified as a schedule III controlled substance and may not be possessed without a valid prescription, explains the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Phentermine is the most common... More »

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On its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration provides lists of controlled substances, regulated chemicals and scheduling actions. The documents are not comprehensive and are meant to serve as general reference mat... More »

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Hydroco/APAP 5-325, Norco, requires a prescription because it is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The numerals are indicative of the dosage of each medication... More »

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