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College issues advice following reported veterinary practice burglaries

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has been made aware of a number of recent burglaries of veterinary practice premises for the purposes of stealing controlled drugs and would like to remind practices of how they can best protect themselves through the safe and secure storage of controlled drugs.

All Schedule 2 controlled drugs (with the exception of quinalbarbitone) and certain Schedule 3 controlled drugs are legally required to be stored in a locked container which is compliant with the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973; however, the College considers it advisable for all Schedule 3 controlled drugs to be stored in the controlled drug cabinet.

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