Talk:Controlled substance

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Proposed merger[edit]

In Talk:Drug control law, I have proposed making the Controlled substance page a redirect to Drug control law, but maybe it should be a redirect to Substance control, with the latter as disambig page reading:

Substance control may refer to:
Drug control law, especially in the United States
Regulation of chemicals, controls with respect to toxic substances


Food And Drug Modernization act 2010 As of december 31 2012 all food is a controlled substance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.204.228.36 (talk) 13:40, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Poor article[edit]

I do not know how to fix this but the current version of this article is terrible. It conveys no information except to express that "controlled substance" is a United States legal term. What is the international term for this concept? This concept exists in every culture, right? I looked at some sources. I think the core concept is that this is the subset of drugs which consumers cannot acquire legally in normal circumstances, including prescription drugs and any drug from the illegal drug trade.

This article gets a lot of traffic and many articles link to it. I am not sure what should be done to improve it. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:08, 19 May 2017 (UTC)