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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on DEA Practitioner's Manaul

Q: How can I access the latest edition of the DEA's Practitioner's Manual?

A: DEA recently released the 2006 edition of its Practitioner’s Manual: An Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act. Prepared by the DEA Office of Diversion Control, the manual is designed to assist practitioners (physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and other registrants authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer controlled substances) in their understanding of the federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to their professions.

The manual is accessible on the DEA Web site at



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