Ordering controlled substances in the United States
The Controlled Substances Act (1970) created five classifications commonly referred to as “Schedules” for certain pharmaceuticals manufactured or used in the United States. Drugs are scheduled according to their medical use and their potential for abuse. Their sale and distribution are closely controlled. Customers who wish to purchase controlled substances from Besse Medical first need to request authorization.
Eligible customers can place DEA schedule II (C2) controlled substances orders electronically using their Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) certificate on ABC Order.
This innovative technology solution provides a paperless, efficient and secure way to order C2 controlled substances, thus expediting the delivery of controlled substances, saving time and money, and minimizing paperwork and paper storage expenses. The ordering process for C3-5 items is the same as the process for regular Rx and OTC items through ABC Order.
- If you currently have a CSOS Certificate from the DEA and would like to order C2 controlled substances from Besse Medical, please refer to the CSOS Signing Profile quick reference card [PDF] for assistance.
- If you do not have a CSOS Certificate and would like to create
one, please refer to the CSOS Certificate Application Process help packet [PDF] for additional information.
|DEA business activity
||590 questionnaire to complete|
|Practitioner (including MLPs)
|Maintenance & Detox
Narcotic Treatment Centers: Authorized Signer Roster: CSRA-27 Form
Other forms you may need for ordering controlled substances can be found after signing in to our website ABC Workspace.