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Downtown Newark, NJ

New Jersey Drug Control Unit



(973) 504-6351
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Fax: (973) 504-6326

Inquiries about the Unit may be forwarded to

Dana Pulizzano
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45045
Newark, New Jersey 07101

The State of New Jersey has established a Drug Control Unit within the Department of Law and Public Safety, for the purpose of assisting in the enforcement of those provisions of the New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) Act which relate to persons who, or firms that, manufacture, prescribe, distribute, dispense or conduct research or analysis utilizing controlled substances.

The Drug Control Unit is also responsible for the administration of the NJPB Program.

The purpose of the Unit is to:

  • register practitioners, pharmacies and non-professional licensees that prescribe, administer, manufacture, distribute, dispense or conduct research or analysis utilizing controlled substances;
  • authorize the destruction of expired controlled substances (practitioner office use); and
  • review the NJPB Incident Reports filed by practitioners and healthcare facilities.

The Unit protects the public by:

  • requiring that all CDS registrants renew their registration annually;
  • investigating and prosecuting any CDS registrant who has violated the Controlled Dangerous Substances Act and its accompanying rules; and
  • reviewing reports by pharmacies of stolen or lost controlled substances.

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Last Modified: 9/14/2021 10:52 AM