Frequently Asked Questions

Controlled Drugs

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  • 1. What are the legal requirements for a controlled drug prescription to be valid for dispensing?

  • 2. Do you have a list of controlled drugs and their schedules?

  • 3. Where can I get a Register for Controlled Drugs and a Controlled Drugs Destruction Record Book?

  • 4. What are the record keeping requirements for controlled drugs?

  • 5. What are the custody requirements for controlled drugs and how can I adhere to them?

  • 6. If a prescription for a Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 controlled drug is written for 3 installments of 28 tablets can I dispense all 3 installments?

  • 7. How do I manage the destruction of controlled drugs?