CVC Doodle: Controlled substances: What you really need to know

June 27, 2017

Do you know your drug schedules? Here's a sneak peek of Mary Berg's CVC session.

CVC Educator Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS (dentistry), offers these quick tips from her CVC session, "Controlled substances: What you really need to know."

• Schedule I drugs such as heroin or cocaine are rarely used in veterinary practices.

• Schedule II drugs include fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine.

• Schedule III include buprenorphine and ketamine.

• Schedule IV drugs include buptrophanol, diazepam, phenobarbital.

• Schedule V drugs include preparations such as codeine preparations.

To determine how a drug is classified, check out the doodle below. (Click here for a downloadable PDF.) 

 For more information about drug schedules, go to http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml.