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In Germany, several laws govern drugs (both recreational and pharmaceutical).

Betäubungsmittel-Verschreibungsverordnung (BtMVV), regulates the prescription of Anlage III narcotics on the special prescription form
Medizinprodukte-Abgabeverordnung (MPAV), covers some substances with medical effects that are not drugs, like disinfectants for medical apparatuses
Governing chemical groups of research chemicals, allowing to cover multiple variants. Use of covered substances is permitted only for industrial and scientific purposes.
Covers raw materials that can be used for synthesizing drugs. These are categorized into Kategorie 1 (authorization required), Kategorie 2 (reporting required) and Kategorie 3 (export restrictions)

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