Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances

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.


Did You Know?

In addition to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided by manufacturers or accessible through the EH&S Safety Data Sheets tool, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a list of databases which contain acute and chronic health effect information for hazardous chemicals at NIOSH: Chemicals: Managing Chemical Safety in the Workplace.