Figure 3-4. The multiple item prescription form (AF Form 781).
Section II. SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Earlier in this subcourse the Federal laws pertaining to dispensing controlled
substances were discussed. In particular, the five schedules of the Controlled
Substances Act were presented in detail. It was emphasized that both military and
civilian pharmacies must follow these laws in dispensing controlled substances.
SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Most of the medications in an Army pharmacy are ordered from the Federal
Supply Catalog. This catalog specifies the storage and handling requirements that are
specific to certain drugs. One storage requirement common to all controlled substances
is that they must be secured. Hence, all controlled substances are placed into one of
two categories--Note Q or Note R control led substances.