Controlled Substances (Narcotics, Controlled Drugs and Targeted Substances)

Pharmacist must follow federal regulations for the provision (sale) and procurement (ordering and purchasing) of controlled substances. Provincially, opioids and controlled substances (i.e., drugs in the schedules to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) are considered monitored drugs and subject to the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act.

Below is a list of resources to help pharmacists navigate and comply with the relevant legislation governing controlled substances.

For resources related to opioids and opioid agonist treatment with methadone or buprenorphine please refer to the Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder practice tool.