Drug Abuse Sourcebook, Third Edition by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

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Face-to-face requirement for prescribing: The Act prohibits dispensing controlled substances via the internet without a valid prescription. For a prescription to be valid, it must be issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice, meaning that, with limited exceptions, a doctor must conduct at least one in-person medical evaluation of the patient. 2. Endorsement requirement: The Act requires an endorsement from DEA before a pharmacy could dispense controlled substances via the internet.

The drug’s psychic or physiological dependence liability. 8. Whether the substance is an immediate precursor of a substance already controlled. 23 Drug Abuse Sourcebook, Third Edition After considering the listed factors, the Administrator must make specific findings concerning the drug or other substance. This will determine into which schedule the drug or other substance will be placed. These schedules are established by the CSA. They are as follows: Schedule I • The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

6 per 100,000. State-specific comparisons should be interpreted with caution as there is some variation in the reporting of substances on death records. Summary Opioid analgesics are drugs that are usually prescribed to treat pain. Poisoning death rates involving opioid analgesics have more than tripled in the United States since 1999. Among opioid analgesic-related deaths, those involving methadone increased the most during the period 1999–2006. Methadone is a long-acting opioid and requires a complex dosing schedule.

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