If you’re taking a psychoactive drug that causes a drug reaction, be sure to ask your doctor for a prescription before you take it.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said this week that it is working on new guidance to help states and the federal government better identify the substances that can cause the reaction and what they should be told before taking them.
The DEA said it will release the new guidance soon.
There are some psychoactive drugs, including some that are approved for use in the United States, that are still listed as Schedule I, the highest classification, the DEA said.
These drugs are illegal to possess, sell, import or prescribe in the U.S.
The agency is now working on a new scheduling that will be more stringent, with a higher priority on drugs that are illegal, and have no medical value.