Schedule III

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Schedule III

a category of drugs that have less potential for abuse or addiction than Schedule II or I drugs. Among the substances so classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency are glutethimide and various analgesic compounds containing codeine.

controlled drug substance

Any drug or therapeutic agent–commonly understood to include narcotics, with a potential for abuse or addiction, which is held under strict governmental control, as delineated by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Act passed in 1970
Controlled drug substances
Schedule I drugs High abuse potential, no accepted medical use in US–Acetorphine, acetyl methadol, allyprodine, α—acetylmethadol, bufotenine, dextromoramide, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine–DMT, etorphine, heroin, ibogaine, ketobemidone, LSD–N,N-diethyl-D-lysergamide or lysergic acid diethylamide, marijuana, mescaline, PCP–phencyclidine, peyote, phenadoxone, phenampromide, racomoramide, tetrahydrocannibol
Schedule II High abuse potential, potentially leading to severe psychologic or physical dependence; schedule II agents have acceptable medical uses, eg narcotics–alphaprodine, anileridine, cocaine, codeine, diphenoxylate, diprenorphine, etorphine HCl, ethymorphine, hydrocordone, hydromorphone, levorphanol, meperidine, methadone, morphine, oxymorphone, poppy straw concentrates, powdered opium, raw opium, thebaine and non-narcotics–amphetamine, amobarbital, methaqualone, methamphetamine, methaqualone, pentobarbital, percodan, phencyclidine, phenmetrazine, secobarbital
Schedule III High abuse potential, moderate to low physical dependence, and high psychologic dependence potential, with acceptable medical uses, which may be narcotic–eg nalorphine, paregoric, or nonnarcotic–eg aprobarbital, benzphentamine, butabarbital, chlorphentermine, chlortermine, glutethimide, mazindol, methyprylon, phendimetrazine, probarbital, talbutal, thiamylal, thiopental, vinbarbital
Schedule IV Minimal abuse potential, limited physical or psychological dependence potential, nonnarcotic, eg barbital, chloral hydrate, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, chlorazepate, dextropropoxyphene, diazepam, diethylpropion, ethchlorvynol, ethinamate, fenfluramine, lorazepam, mebutamate, methobarbital, meprobamate, methohexital, oxazepam, paraldehyde, phenobarbital, phentermine, prazepam
Schedule V Very low abuse/dependence potential–eg brown mixture–opium, some codeine preparations, diphenozylate preparations–Lomotil, ethylmorphine-Cidicol, opium–Donnagel-PG, terpin hydrate, or non-narcotic, eg loperamide
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The bill also makes Tramadol (Ultram) a schedule III controlled substance.
Since the medicine is a Schedule III controlled substance approved under the FDA's Subpart H regulations governing distribution, Orphan Medical has developed a system that makes Xyrem available to patients exclusively from a single source -- the SDS specialty pharmacy.
As with all anabolic agents, Oxandrin(R) is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance and has been assigned a class black box warning relating to liver and coronary artery disease.
Schedule III controlled substances have less potential for abuse than Schedule I and II drugs.
Practitioners (including dentists), generally, will no longer be authorized to dispense Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances with a few exceptions including Department of Corrections and licensed hospice facilities, in connection with specified surgical procedures in certain timeframes, in approved clinical trials and complimentary or sample controlled substances.
To recap, the bill gives the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) the authority to add androstenedione ("andro"), tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) and other steroid precursors to the list of anabolic steroids that are classified as Schedule III controlled substances.
Citing studies linking Viagra use to higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, city director of STD prevention and control Jeffrey Klausner in August petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to reclassify Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra as Schedule III controlled substances, making them on a par with steroids.
Nevertheless, Congress voted into law the 1990 Anabolic Steroids Control Act, which reclassified steroids as Schedule III controlled substances, placing them on legal par with barbiturates and narcotic painkillers such as Vicodin, just one step down from amphetamines, cocaine, and morphine.