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    Handling of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

    09.02.2015
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    State Agency of Medicines is a governmental body under the Ministry of Social Affairs with the aim to ensure that narcotic and psychotropic substances and their precursors are used appropriately and in accordance with international conventions.

    State Agency of Medicines is a Competent National Authority under the International Drug Control Treaties.

    The control over narcotic and psychotropic substances is carried out according to the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988.
     

    The main legal act which regulates primarily the handling and preparation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and precursors thereof is the Act on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Precursors thereof. The scope of the Act is also to regulate the procedure regarding information and reporting on narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors and to regulate the procedures for inspection and identification, also to prevent of the spread of drug addiction and treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts.

    The specific requirements for handling of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medicinal and scientific purposes and the maintenance of records and reporting, also the Schedules I-V of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are stipulated in the regulation of Minister of Social Affairs:

    Conditions and Procedure for Handling of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances for Medical and Research Purposes, and Conditions and Procedure for Maintaining Records and Reporting in that Area and Schedules of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances