pharmacists, controlled substances, classifications of controlled substances, narcotics, prescripiton drugs
Controlled substances are among the most highly regulated and highly abused medications. The purpose of this study was to describe the classification systems for controlled substances in 23 countries and make comparisons. From this review, recommendations are provided for improving classification systems and their impact on medication use.
Dragic L, Lee E, Wertheimer A. Classifications of Controlled Substances: Insights from 23 Countries. Inov Pharm. 2015;6(2): Article 201. http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol6/iss2/6.