What can I do?

Review whether there are any controlled drugs in your collection by comparing object descriptions and inscriptions with the names of controlled drugs listed on the Home Office’s website. Refer to medical glossaries and pharmacopeia to evaluate historic names and preparations.

Controlled drugs must be stored securely, often with greater security than other objects. Ensure you understand your museum’s procedures for storage and access to these objects.

It is illegal to possess, be supplied with, or supply controlled drugs without a licence.