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Reply #61: Another lie, anyhoo--the scheduling of drugs is an ADMINISTRATIVE MATTER, [View All]

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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 10:21 AM
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61. Another lie, anyhoo--the scheduling of drugs is an ADMINISTRATIVE MATTER,
within the discretion of the executive branch and the President's appointed officials.

Proceedings to add, delete, or change the schedule of a drug or other substance may be initiated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), or by petition from any interested party, including the manufacturer of a drug, a medical society or association, a pharmacy association, a public interest group concerned with drug abuse, a state or local government agency, or an individual citizen. When a petition is received by the DEA, the agency begins its own investigation of the drug.
The DEA also may begin an investigation of a drug at any time based upon information received from laboratories, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies, or other sources of information.
Once the DEA has collected the necessary data, the Deputy Administrator of DEA,<7> requests from HHS a scientific and medical evaluation and recommendation as to whether the drug or other substance should be controlled or removed from control. This request is sent to the Assistant Secretary of Health of HHS. Then, HHS solicits information from the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and evaluations and recommendations from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and, on occasion, from the scientific and medical community at large. The Assistant Secretary, by authority of the Secretary, compiles the information and transmits back to the DEA a medical and scientific evaluation regarding the drug or other substance, a recommendation as to whether the drug should be controlled, and in what schedule it should be placed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Substances_Act#...
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