Because of their potential for abuse, controlled substances are subject to extensive licensing, registration, storage, security, research use, disposal, and inventory requirements. Don't use or possess U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) controlled substances without a thorough understanding of the requirements.
We help labs manage using controlled substance in research. Review the Controlled Substance Researchers' Guide if your are a lab personnel involved in controlled substance activities. Harvard's Office of General Counsel prepared the guide.