Research and Sponsored Programs

Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs

Prescription Medication

Controlled substances are drugs that are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy because of potential for abuse. DEA regulations and Board of Pharmacy rules allow investigators to obtain and use controlled substances in research. UToledo researchers who obtain, store and utilize controlled substances in their research MUST comply with all relevant State and Federal regulations, including all of UToledo's policies and procedures related to work with these substances.  Dangerous Drugs are defined by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy as any drug or drug product that bears a label containing the symbol “Rx only”, "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription" or "Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian" or any similar restrictive statement.  All persons’ using dangerous drugs (i.e., prescription drugs) in research MUST comply with all relevant State regulations related to work with these substances.  Furthermore, all investigators must use pharmaceutical grade drugs (prescription drugs or dangerous drugs and controlled substances) in animal research, unless an exception is specifically approved by IACUC.

As new regulations have recently been imposed, faculty members are strongly encouraged to consult with Elaine Joseph PRIOR to obtaining, storing, and/or utilizing controlled substances or dangerous drugs in their research.

UToledo policy
The Use of Controlled Substances in Animal Research
Policy Number: 3364-70-27
Effective Date: July 16, 2018
staff

For more information regarding controlled substances or dangerous drugs in research at UToledo:

Elaine Joseph, PhD - Compliance Analyst, IACUC, IBC

Elaine Joseph, PhD, BS

Project Administrator, IACUC, IBC, IRE
The University of Toledo
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Health Science Campus | CCE 2102

Phone: 419.383.4251 | Email: Elaine.Joseph@utoledo.edu

Anne Izzi, JD - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Anne Izzi, JD

Director of Sponsored Programs
The University of Toledo
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Main Campus | R1 1020A

Phone: 419.530.6226 | Email: Anne.Izzi@utoledo.edu

procedures & forms
The following contains important information  and procedures for the use of controlled substances and dangerous drugs in research. The necessary forms are also provided with each procedure.
IACUC regulations for use of controlled substances and dangerous drugs
Options for obtaining controlled substances or dangerous drugs at utoledo
schedules of controlled substances
registration and licensing requirements
registration maintenance
purchasing
storage and security requirements
record keeping and retention requirements
administration and use records
disposal and destruction
inventory requirements
spills or losses and how to address them 
authorized agent list
Last Updated: 2/6/20