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is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyper-activity disorder. Schedule 2 prescription orders must be written and signed by the practitioner. They may not be telephoned into the pharmacy except in an emergency. In addition, a prescription for a Schedule 2 drug may not be refilled; the patient must see the practitioner again in order to obtain more drugs. Schedule 2 drugs are manufactured each year on the basis of the amount used in preceding years. Their manufacture after this enforced limit has been reached is illegal.

Schedule 3 drugs Substances that have less potential for abuse than substances in Schedules 1 and 2. The substances have a currently accepted medical use for treatment in the united States and a moderate or low physical or high psychological dependence potentiation when abused. Ketamine falls into this category. It is used legally as a human and veterinary anesthetic. Anabolic steroids are in this class, as are codeine and some barbiturates. For Schedule 3 drugs, the prescription order may be either written or oral (that is, telephoned to the pharmacy). In addition, the patient may (if authorized by the practitioner) have the prescription refilled up to five times and at any time within six months of the date of the initial dispensing.

Schedule 4 drugs Having low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule 3, substances that have a currently accepted use in treatment in the united States and a limited physical or psychological dependence potentiation when abused relative to substances in Schedule 3. flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), the "date rape" drug, is in this classification although it cannot be prescribed by American doctors. It is included in this classification as a result of u.S. treaty obligations because of its prescription usage in European and Latin American countries. Darvon, Talwin, Equanil, Valium, and xanax are other examples of Schedule 4 drugs. For Schedule 4 drugs, the prescription order may be either written or oral (that is, telephoned to the pharmacy). In addition, the patient may (if authorized by the practitioner) have the prescription refilled up to five times and at any time within six months of the date of the initial dispensing. Import agents registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement

Agency may import these substances into the United States unless they are narcotic-based.

Schedule 5 drugs Drugs that have a low, but very real, potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule 4. The substances have a currently accepted use for treatment in the united States and a limited physical or psychological dependence potentiation when abused, relative to the substances listed in Schedule 4. Schedule 5 includes some prescription drugs and many over-the-counter narcotic preparations, including antitus-sives (cough medicines, particularly with codeine) and antidiarrheals. Even here, however, the law imposes restrictions beyond those normally required for over-the-counter sales; for example, the patient must be at least 18 years of age, must offer some form of identification, and must have his or her name entered into a special log maintained by the pharmacist as part of a record. Import agents registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency may import these substances into the United States unless they are narcotic-based.

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