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Laws for PTCB exam

DateNameDescription
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act Clamps down on misrepresentation, institutes content labeling.
1912 Sherly Amendment Focus on effectiveness
1914 Harrison Narcotics Act Regulates production, Importation, Distribution, and use or Opiates
1922 Narcotic Drug Import and Export Act(Jones-Miller Act) Intended to eliminate use of narcotics except for legitimate medicinal use
1924 Heroin Act Makes it illegal to manufacture heroin
1937 Marijuana Tax Applies controls over Marijuana
1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act FDA given control over drug safety, Drugs redefined: effect body in absence of disease, Establishes class of drugs available by RX
1942 Opium Poppy Control Act Prohibits growing poppy w/o license
1951 Durham-Humphrey Amendment Established more specific guidelines for prescription drugs: habit forming, safety, and evaluation of new drugs
1951 Boggs Amendment to the Harrison Narcotic Act Mandatory sentences for narcotic violations
1956 Narcotics Control Act Intends to impose even more severe penalties for narcotics violations
1965 Drug Abuse Control Amendments(DACA) Strict controls over amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, etc
1966 Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act(NARA) Allows treatment as an alternative to jail
1968 DACA Amendments Provides that sentence may be suspended and record expunged if no further violations within 1 year
1970 Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Control Act Replaces and updates all previous laws concerning narcotics and other dangerous drugs
1972 Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act Establishes federally funded programs for prevention and treatment
1973 Methadone Control Act Regulates methadone licensing
1973 Heroin Trafficking Act Increases penalties for distribution
1973 Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Heath Administration(ADAMHA) Consolidates NIMH, NIDA, and NIAAA under umbrealla organization
1973 Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) Remodels Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs into DEA
1974 and 1978 Drug Abuse Treatment and Control Amendments Extends 1972 Act
1978 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Amendments Sets up education programs within department of Education
1980 Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and REhabilitation Amendments Extens prevention education and treatment programs
1984 Drug Offenders Act Sets up special progra,s for offenders and organizes treatments
1986 Analogue(Designer Drug Act) Makes use of substances with similar effects to structure to existing illicit drugs
1988 Anit-Drug Abuse Act Establishes oversight office: National Drug Control Policy
1992 ADAMHA Reorganization Transfers NIDA, NIMH, and NIAAA to NIH and incorporates ADA<HA's progra,s into the substance abuse and mental health services administration(SAMHSA)
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