CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES COLLECTION

The FDA has been overseeing drugs in the US since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1970 the FDA released the following drug classifications, or drug schedules, under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The drug classification schedules organize drugs into groups based on the risk of abuse or harm. Those drug categories with high risk and no counterbalancing benefit are banned from medical practice and are Schedule I drugs.

Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) are divided into five schedules.  An updated and complete list of the schedules is published annually in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) ยงยง 1308.11 through 1308.15.  Substances are placed in their respective schedules based on whether they have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, their relative abuse potential, and the likelihood of causing dependence when abused.  (SOURCE)

FUN RAINY DAY KID ACTIVITY! Here’s a handy chart you can print out and color at home! 

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