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Schedule 1 Controlled Drugs (CD Lic)

The drugs listed in Schedule 1 have no recognised medicinal use.
Examples of drugs listed in Schedule 1 include cannabis and cannabis resin, coca leaf, lysergamide, lysergide (LSD) and mescaline. Only certain persons have been licensed by the Home Office to possess them for research and other special purposes in the public interest and they are not available in general practice.

Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs (CD)

Examples of Schedule 2 controlled drugs include:

diamorphine

amfetamine

morphine

cocaine

pethidine

methylphenidate 

methadone 

secobarbital

oxycodone

 

Schedule 2 Controlled Drugs are subject, under the Misuse of Drugs [Safe Custody] Regulations 1973, to safe custody requirements, except secobarbital.

Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs (CD No Reg)

Examples of Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs include:

barbiturates (except quinalbarbitone/secobarbital)

buprenorphine

diethylpropion

flunitrazepam

meprobamate

pentazocine

phentermine

temazepam

Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs are exempt from safe custody requirements and can be stored on the open dispensary shelf (temazepam, buprenorphine, flunitrazepam and diethylproprion are exceptions to this rule and must be stored in a complying receptacle)

Schedule 4 Controlled Drugs (CD Benz; CD Anab)

This schedule is split into two parts, Part 1 (CD Benzodiazepines) and Part 2 (CD Anabolic Steroids). Schedule 4 Controlled Drugs are subject to lesser control. Controlled drugs prescription requirements do not apply and there is no requirement for storage in a locked receptacle. Invoices must be retained for two years.

Schedule 5 Controlled Drugs (CD Inv)

Schedule 5 Controlled Drugs are subject to minimal control.

For further information see:

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

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