By Derek Ishaque
Pharmacy News
August 20, 2014

Placement Of Tramadol Into Schedule IV

On July 2, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it will place Tramadol and all products containing Tramadol into schedule IV (CIV) of the Federal Controlled Substances Act effective August 18, 2014. The decision is in response to the increased abuse of the drug.

This action imposes tighter regulatory controls and criminal sanctions on all entities who handle Tramadol. It also requires manufacturers and repackagers to label Tramadol as a CIV controlled substance.

Please start counting Tramadol as other controlled medications.

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0702.htm

Author Description

Derek Ishaque

Derek is the Owner and CEO of SCRx Pharmacy. He has previous experience in Investment Banking at Bear Stearns and private equity at Bridgescale Partners. Derek has a B.S. in Finance from USC.

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