Schedule

Schedule of Opioids

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A table showing the schedule of opioids.

Schedule I drugs are the most tightly controlled drugs with the largest potential for abuse, and no currently approved therapeutic use; control and potential for abuse diminish through Schedule V.

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This 2006 document explains the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) role in regulation of controlled substances and the physician's legal responsibility to prescribe controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes.
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Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
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Discusses protocols for office-based buprenorphine treatment, including the administering of the drug itself, devising a treatment plan, and choosing an appropriate frequency for visits.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This form dated 2006 was for physicians to notify the DEA (through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) of their intent to use Schedule III, IV, or V drugs for treatment of opioid dependent patients. See SAMHSA's Buprenorphine Waiver Management page for the latest information on what form to use for this purpose.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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