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Controlled drugs: legal requirements for storage, prescription and supply

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Introduction

  • Under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, Controlled Drugs are classified into five Schedules according to their therapeutic usefulness, need for legitimate access and potential for misuse. Schedule 1 drugs have the highest level of restriction, and Schedule 5 drugs have the least restriction.
  • A veterinary surgeon has the authority to supply Schedule 2,3,4 and 5 Controlled Drugs. The Home Office can prevent veterinary practices from keeping Controlled Drugs if the practice is found to be non-compliant with the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs

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Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs

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Schedule 4 Controlled Drugs

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Schedule 5 Controlled Drugs

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Prescription, supply, storage and destruction of Controlled Drugs

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