Behavioral Objectives After completing this continuing education article, the pharmacist should be able to: 1.
Describe the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and explain how it impacts the profession of pharmacy. Appraise his or her practice setting for potential violations, and, if present, make the necessary changes to comply with the federal law. Discuss the recent changes (both enacted and proposed) to the CSA, while relating how these changes will impact everyday pharmacy practice.
The exemption is universal in that every pharmacy that handles controlled substances must be registered, which in turn provides the automatic exemption for the pharmacist who works for such a pharmacy.
Although federal provisions give some exemptions, the individual states may remove such exemptions.
The Congress of the United States enacted into law the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.
The CSA serves as the legal foundation of the government's fight against drugs of abuse.
Dispensing pharmacies should never possess a Schedule I drug.