Controlled Substances

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Controlled substances (CS) are drugs or chemicals whose manufacture, possession and use are regulated by the state and federal governments. This may include illegal drugs, prescription medications or chemicals used to manufacture drugs.

UAB currently maintains federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrations governing the use of controlled substances for teaching purposes, veterinary care, and all non-human research. Research using controlled substances in human trials are not administered through this program.

Follow the links below for more information on the use of controlled substances for teaching purposes, veterinary care and non-human research.

Determine if a chemical is a CS
Controlled Substances Use Authorization (CSUA)
CSUA Web Application
Ordering CS
Managing Your Inventory
Storage Requirements
Disposal of CS
Policies and Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions