Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
On-line version ISSN 1561-3038
BARREIRO RAMOS, Héctor; TAMAME CAMARGO, Alfredo; LORA FAJARDO, Niurka and RAMIREZ AGUERO, Esperanza. Main legal bases related to the prescription and use of stupefacients, psychotropic drugs, and other toxicants in Cuba. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2006, vol.22, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3038.
Due to the great significance for physicians, nurses, students, managers, and other workers and professionals, not only of the Public Health System, but of other related sectors, it was necessary to collect in a same material all the possible legislation or medicolegal foundations related to the prescription and use of some toxicants in Cuba, so that these groups have in only one text most of what is regulated on this topic to be use as a working tool. A bibliographical and documentary review was made on legal norms established in Cuba for the control of substances under international and national supervision, many of which may be used with non-medical ends. The legal basis established in laws, decrees, resolutions, and other standing documents are summarized in this document. The main aspects included in this juridical instruments are stressed. Many of them have influenced on the changes made in recent years in the Penal Code in connection with the control of narcotics trade, and the abuse of regulated and/or forbidden toxicants. Information gathered is presented by related subjects that are grouped according to content, including comments on considerations relevant to the Cuban situation.
Keywords : Toxicology; drugs; pharmaceuticals; stupefacients; hallucinogen.