Controlled Substances are subject to extensive licensing, registration, storage, security, use, disposal, and inventory requirements due to their potential for abuse. The purchase, use, storage, and disposal of Controlled Substances is regulated by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Controlled Substances Act (21 CFR 1300), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulation (105 CMR 700).


DEA Controlled Substance Policy

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Attending Veterinarian (AV) currently has a PRACTITIONER Federal DEA Registration and a Controlled Substances (Schedules II-VI) Registration issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Drug Control Program.

The MBL is ultimately responsible for ensuring proper acquisition, use, storage/security, disposal and accountability of all Controlled Substances purchased under the MBL’s Federal and State registrations. Responsible Researchers and Authorized Individuals should be familiar with their responsibilities and obligations regarding procurement, storage and security, use and disposal of Controlled Substances.


Controlled substances research questionnaire
Controlled substances purchase request form
Controlled substances order and receipt log
Controlled substances usage log

Violations of the applicable Controlled Substances laws and regulations, even when unintentional, can lead to immediate loss of the privilege to use Controlled Substances in research at the MBL, civil penalties or revocation of the MBL Attending Veterinarian’s Practitioner Federal DEA and Massachusetts registrations, and/or criminal prosecution by law enforcement agencies.