Controlled Substances Policy

We have drafted this policy to clarify how our telehealth services deal with the prescription and administration of controlled substances. This policy aims to encourage responsible use of controlled substances.

What are controlled Substances?

Some drugs fall under the category of “controlled substances,” which are strictly regulated by the government. The inherent potential for abuse and addiction, as well as the associated risks they pose to individuals and society as a whole, are the driving forces behind such stringent regulation. These drugs are frequently prescribed for the treatment of conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, and ADHD. Opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone, benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium, and stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin are all examples of controlled substances.

What is Your Doctors Online policy for controlled substances?

Your Doctors Online does not prescribe controlled substances in the USA and Canada. While we do provide prescription refills for non-controlled substances, we do not currently prescribe any controlled substances as of now. Feel free to get in touch with our support staff if you have any questions about whether or not your medicine falls under the category of controlled substances.

What are the schedules for controlled substances?

Controlled substances are subject to strict regulation and classification by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). To protect the public and stop the abuse and illegal distribution of controlled substances, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) role in monitoring these substances is essential. According to the DEA, the different schedules of controlled substances are as follows:

Schedule I controlled substances

The United States government has determined that the medical application of substances on this schedule has not currently been accepted. They aren’t generally considered safe for use even when monitored by a doctor, and they have a high potential for abuse.

Schedule II controlled substances

Schedule II substances are those that have been found to produce severe psychological or physical dependence in regular users, as well as a high potential for abuse.

Schedule III controlled substances

Substances in this schedule are considered to have a lower potential for abuse than those in Schedules I and II. Substance abuse can cause moderate or mild physical dependence, with the possibility of severe psychological dependence.

Schedule IV controlled substances

Schedule IV controlled substances are those that are less likely to be abused than Schedule III substances. They are used for therapeutic purposes, and there is evidence to suggest that their potential for addiction is lower than that of more heavily regulated substances.

Schedule V controlled substances

Schedule V controlled substances are the least strictly regulated category of controlled substances. When used upon doctor’s prescription, these drugs pose little risk of physical or psychological dependence and have the lowest potential for abuse among controlled substances..