Category:Schedule II controlled substances
- high potential for abuse
- some (but often marginal) recognized medical use
- high incidence of physical or psychological dependence
The prescriptions themselves are also subject to special requirements of codified federal law or administrative regulations:
- Prescriptions cannot be given over the phone; they must be given during a patient's actual visit to a physician. (A special procedure is provided for dispensing small quantities in medical emergencies, with its own set of reporting requirements consistent with the normal Schedule II process.)
- Computer-printed prescriptions cannot be used for Schedule II medications. Prescriptions must either be handwritten or typed, and must be signed by the physician.
- Prescriptions must be presented for filling within 72 hours of issuance. If a prescription is filled by mail, as many health insurance plans now encourage or require, the envelope must be postmarked within the allowed time.
- Prescriptions for Schedule II medications cannot be refilled.
Pages in category "Schedule II controlled substances"
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