Talk:Controlled Substances Act

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Could you reference the generic and brand names consistently?[edit]

[[File:I found this article much more useful than the "Schedules" articles as those only are naming the chemical names, without some reference as to uses, even if the uses are being used anymore. For a novice in pharmacology, as I am, this article was much more useful. However, it would be REALLY useful if the drugs were kept in a consistent format. With generic names, then brand names listed. A table format would be the most useful. I can't find anything close to this table on the internet. Sad, but true. I could put in some edits myself, a I am having to go back and forth to find generic and trade names. But I would feel uncomfortable, I am not an expert. Thanks!98.28.201.20 (talk) 23:33, 10 January 2012 (UTC)lisa]]

Added citations to GHB section[edit]

I added two needed citations to the GHB section. In addition, I noted that GHB has medicinal uses in addition to anesthesia and that the addition of GHB to the Schedule followed adverse effects in recreational users including death.Laura.Freberg (talk) 04:10, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Article improvements and tag removal[edit]

I made what I hope is perceived as improvements and will go back over the article shortly. I added links and reviewed the neutrality as per the tag as well as removing the NPOV and Refimprove tags. Anyone that would like to review the article can let me know about any specific neutrality problems and I will address them. Otr500 (talk)

External links[edit]

I removed the external links section. Information used in this section that can go into the article should be used as the external links section is not intended to be used to list information for inclusion at a later date. This talk page can be utilized for this intention. The ones I checked were dead links and the ones I didn't get to are listed here:

and substances of the Act with those named in the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and three United Nations treaties, the

Why are the most addictive drug are placed on Schedule IV?[edit]

Out off all psychiatric medications, Benzodiazepines and some barbiturates are the most addictive and develop a very high dependence potential when prescribed. However, some non-addictive medications such as Methylphenidate or Ketamine are placed on Schedule II and III. According to citations from the drug articles, some medications such as the ones placed on Scheduled II and III do not produce an addictive potential in low doses when prescribed.

Usually, addictive medications are strictly controlled than those of Schedule IV. I am very confused. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 00AgentBond93 (talkcontribs) 20:55, 27 March 2013 (UTC)