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Confused about controlled substance categories...

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by PharmD123456, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. PharmD123456

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    I know with most pharmacy laws, you go by the stricter law, when there is conflict between state and federal laws. However, does the same apply, with regard to controlled substances? For example, if a drug is listed as a C2 under federal law but as a C3 under state law, do you go by the stricter law & classify the substance as a C2?

    Thank you!!!
     
  2. Quiksilver

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    Always the stricter law applies so yes.

    In NYS anabolic steroids are CIIs but are federal CIIIs, so we treat them as CIIs and they cannot be refilled
     
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  3. Praziquantel86

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    Stricter law always applies. So yes, if a state puts a drug in a schedule above and beyond what the Feds do, then you treat it according to the state laws.
     

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