In the United States, Lyrica is considered a Schedule V prescription medication, Xanax is Schedule IV, Vicodin is Schedule III, and Ritalin is Schedule II. How is it done in Britain?
#72493. Asked by GoodVibe. (Nov 20 06 8:13 PM)
In the UK they have three broad classifications;|
Prescription Only Medicines (POM)- by doctors orders
Pharmacy Medicines (P) - under the supervision of a pharmacist
General Sale List Medicines (GSL) - which are available in retail outlets
I am not aware of any further classification within each of these categories. It is generally accepted that doctors will prescribe medicines as they feel appropriate given the patient's condition and extent of any 'issues' they may have.
Crime drugs are classed as follows:|
Class A Drugs
Heroin, methadone, cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD, amphetamines (if prepared for injection) and magic mushrooms prepared for use are all Class A drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. A conviction for possession can lead to a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine. Conviction for supply or intent to supply can lead to life imprisonment and a fine.
Class B Drugs
Amphetamines (speed) and barbiturates are Class B drugs. Maximum penalties for possession are five years in prison and a fine, and for supply or intent to supply, a conviction could result in 14 years imprisonment, plus a fine.
Class C Drugs
Cannabis, anabolic Steroids and benzodiazepines (tranquillisers such as Valium, Temazepam) are Class C drugs, as well as some mild amphetamines. Possession could result in a two year prison sentence. The sentence for supply or intent to supply has increased to a maximum of 14 years imprisonment, plus a fine.
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