This law consolidates numerous laws regulating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances.
The major purpose of the CSA, however, was to enable the United States to comply with the requirements of 2 international treaties.
Obtaining Controlled Substances by Pharmacies Pharmacies may receive or transfer controlled substances to or from other registrants only by means of an invoice.
This invoice creates a record of transfer, which the CSA requires.
Pharmacies, as dispensers, currently register for a period of 3 years.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) carries out the enforcement of the CSA.
Established in 1973, the DEA is the federal agency responsible for the implementation of regulations related to the CSA.
Pharmacists must send copies 1 and 2 of the triplicate form to the supplier, who then forwards copy 2 to the DEA.
Unusually large purchases of certain kinds of Schedule II controlled substances may trigger a drug accountability audit by the DEA.