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Security and Storage

  • Controlled substances must be stored in a securely locked, substantially constructed cabinet in compliance with 21 CFR 1301.75.
    • For Schedule I and II controlled substances, a substantially constructed safe or steel cabinet that is anchored to a wall or the floor is recommended.
    • Thiafentanil, carfentanil, etorphine hydrochloride and diprenorphine must stored in a safe or steel cabinet equivalent to a U.S. Government Class V security container.
  • Controlled substances requiring refrigeration must be locked in a container securely fastened within a refrigeration unit unless the refrigeration unit can be locked from the outside.
  • Keys allowing access to controlled substances must remain in the possession of the authorized users and not stored unsecured in the laboratory.
  • The room where the cabinet or safe is located should remained locked whenever the room is unoccupied.