Shouldn’t There Be a Law Against Reckless Opioid Sales? Turns Out, There Is

August 15, 2019

(The Conversation) – The Controlled Substances Act creates what experts call a “closed system.” That is, the federal government has designed a way to track every controlled substance – medications with the potential for abuse or dependence, including opioids – from factory to pharmacy counter and hospital bed. Manufacturers, distribution companies, health care professionals, pharmacies, hospitals and others who buy, sell and dispense these drugs must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Agency.