While hemp is no longer a controlled substance, CBD products derived from it that have not been evaluated and approved by the FDA for use in animals are considered unapproved animal drugs. Currently, there are no hemp-derived CBD products approved for use in animals.
The OVMA office receives numerous questions about controlled substances, ranging from which drugs are controlled substances, how to secure them, how to write prescriptions for them, and what to do if these drugs go missing. Following are resources intended to assist the practice in managing their controlled substance inventory.
Does your practice have proper systems in place for the use and security of controlled substances?
Link to the DEA's list of controlled substances.
The new Minimum Standards for Veterinary Drugs, adopted by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board in 2020, require facilities to have written policies and procedures on the procurement and management of drugs. In addition, they must be readily retrievable if requested by the OVMEB during an inspection of the facility.
The OVMA receives queries from veterinarians and practice managers as to the requirements for issuing and verifying prescriptions by various means. Here is a summary of pertient information from DEA and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.