Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Change in UK Controlled Drug Laws

There's no huge change, the main issue is prescription validity, in practice this is most important for zopiclone which is quite a popular medication.

Designation from 10th June 2014Schedule 3 (CD No Reg POM)Schedule 2 (CD POM)Schedule 4 (Part I)Schedule 4 (Part I)
Safe Custody Regulations applyNoYesNoNo
Controlled Drug Prescription requirements*YesYesNoNo
Prescription valid for28 days28 days28 days28 days
Address of the prescriber required to be within the UKYesYesNoNo
EEA and Swiss prescribers can legally prescribeNoNoYesYes
Prescription is repeatable*NoNoYesYes
Emergency supplyNoNoYesYes
Controlled drug Requisition necessaryYesYesNoNo
Requisition to be marked by supplierYesYesNoNo
License required to import or exportYesYesYesYes
Denature before disposal*YesYesYesYes

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