Yes! We are able to sell a variety of scheduled medications in accordance with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classifications to specific states.
What is a controlled substance?
Controlled substance medications are those which are categorized under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and placed in specific schedules (I-V) based on accepted medical use in the United States, their abuse potential, and the likelihood of causing dependence when abused.
Schedule I is the most dangerous, while Schedule V has the lowest potential for abuse relative to other schedules. Schedule I substances currently have no accepted medical use in the U.S., lack accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and have high abuse potential. Honeybee Health does not list or dispense any substances in Schedule I or II.
What states can I order controlled substances in?
Honeybee is currently dispensing controlled medications to 26 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
We plan on dispensing controlled substances in all other states we serve soon, so keep checking back with us if your state isn’t listed above.
What controlled substances do you carry?
Honeybee carries a selection of Schedule III, IV, or V medications. We do not dispense any Schedule I or II substances. To see if we carry your medication(s), head to the search bar at honeybeehealth.com at the top and type your medication name.
Do controlled substances have restrictions?
Yes. Controlled substances have restrictions on how they can be filled and refilled due to the fact that they may cause physical and mental dependence. Apart from the DEA’s classification and rules, individual states may add additional rules and regulations around the prescribing, filling, and dispensing of each medication.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take this medication?
- Tell all of your healthcare providers that you take this medication. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your medication with others and do not take anyone else's medication.
- Some medications may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this medication, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out this medication?
- Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Store this medication in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it, and where other people cannot get to it. A locked box or area may help keep this medication safe. Keep all medications away from pets.
- Throw away unused or expired medications. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out medications. There may be medication take-back programs in your area.
How long does it take for a controlled substance order to process and ship?
Prescriptions for scheduled medications require additional verification with your doctor’s office and this can take up to 2 business days. Typically we process orders within 1-2 business days so please allow an additional 2 days for verification of your controlled substance.
How can my doctor send you a prescription for a controlled substance?
The best method for receiving a new prescription for controlled substances is through electronic prescribing (Honeybee Health in Culver City, California)
Verbal authorizations and faxed prescriptions are not accepted for controlled substances at this time.
We are able to transfer your existing prescription from another pharmacy.
If transferring your prescription from another pharmacy, please note the following pharmacy regulations.
1. Prescriptions for controlled substances must be filled at least once at the current pharmacy before being able to be transferred.
2. Controlled substance prescriptions can be transferred between pharmacies only once. If transferring your prescription from another pharmacy to Honeybee, it cannot be transferred again.
Pharmacy regulations for controlled substances can vary by state. It is always best to have your prescriber send us a prescription directly via electronic prescribing to avoid any delays.
Can my controlled substance prescription be put onto automatic refills?
Yes, however unlike non-controlled substance prescriptions, controlled substances require your express approval on each order. If enrolled in automatic refills, we’ll send you an email when you come due for your next fill and you’ll need to actively confirm the order authorizing us to proceed with your order.
What happens if I don’t receive my package containing a controlled medication?
Orders containing controlled substances are not eligible for a replacement shipment, with no exceptions. We are unable to offer a money-back guarantee for lost, damaged, or stolen packages. To help ensure you receive your orders, we require a signature upon delivery. Please keep this in mind when placing your order and providing your shipping address.