This means there will be stricter legal controls over these medicines to prevent them from being misused, causing harm or being sourced illegally.
Stories about prescriptions
The government has said epilepsy medicines will not be included in plans to allow pharmacists to ration medicines in the case of a no-deal Brexit, the Sunday Times has reported.
In December, the government set out plans to avoid shortages of medicines, which it called a “serious shortage protocol”. This would be in the event that no Brexit deal is made and the UK leaves the EU without one.