Controlled substances induce stimulant, depressive, or hallucinogenic effects in users, and may promote substance abuse and psychological/physical dependence.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulates these materials under the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA website contains a complete listing of controlled substances.
All researchers wishing to purchase a controlled substance must obtain a valid DEA Certificate of Registration from the local DEA office before making their initial purchase. This registration number must then be provided to the Hazardous Materials Reverse Distributor Program.
For more information on the DEA Diversion Control Division, view slides from the DEA Townhall meeting held 4/3/17.