A CSUA number is an authorization number to use DEA regulated controlled substances at UAB. This would include using CS in research projects, teaching and veterinary care. A CSUA number is associated with a specific DEA License that may cover several researchers.
No. All the orders are processed by OH&S and refer to Ordering CS for details.
Yes, your CSUA number requires annual renewal. You will be sent a reminder by email at least 30 days in advance to go to the web account and update anything that has changed with regard to staff or projects, etc. You may have to renew your Personal Screening Document too.
+ - How long will it take for my Controlled Substances to arrive once I place an order? Click to collapse
Please allow approximately three weeks for Schedule II Controlled Substances and approximately ten days for Schedule III-V Controlled Substances.
+ - I don’t use a lot of controlled substances during the year, what if it expires before I use it? Since we have to order our own won’t there be a delay in me getting new material? Click to collapse
The CSUA Web Application will send you an email letting you know that our records indicate that a specific Controlled Substance identified by a unique number is about to expire within 30 days so you can take necessary steps to get new material and dispose of the old stock.
First make sure you have accounted for the used CS in your inventory by checking the Usage Log (both hard copy and online) for proper signatures for all doses, matching container ID numbers on the bottle and log sheet, and ensuring the remaining physical inventory matches the Usage Log. If the bottle is completely empty, you can remove the label and dispose the bottle with regular trash. Make sure a copy of the usage log sheet is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research using controlled substances in humans must be obtained with the physician/practitioner's personal DEA registration and be delivered to the Research Pharmacist in the hospital so it can be dispensed as required by the FDA.