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General Notice
Notice on scheduling chemicals in Schedule I
Date Posted: 4/16/2021
Expiration Date: 6/4/2021
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Notice of Public Hearing

 

Pursuant to subsection D of § 54.1-3443, the Board of Pharmacy is giving notice of a public hearing to consider placement of chemical substances in Schedule I of the Drug Control Act.  The virtual public hearing will be conducted at 9:05 a.m. on June 4, 2021. Instructions will be included in the agenda for the board meeting, also on June 4th.  Public comment may also be submitted electronically or in writing prior to June 4th to Caroline Juran, Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy to caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov.

 

Pursuant to article § 54.1-3443(D), The Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has identified three (3) compounds for recommended inclusion into Schedule I of the Drug Control Act.

 

Based on its chemical structure, the following compound is expected to have hallucinogenic properties. Compounds of this type have been placed in Schedule I (§ 54.1-3446(3)) in previous legislative sessions.

 

  1. 4-chloro-alpha-methylaminobutiophenone (other name: 4-chloro Buphedrone), its salts, isomers (optical, position, and geometric), and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

     

The following compounds are classified as cannabimimetic agents. Compounds of this type have been placed in Schedule I (§ 54.1-3446(6)) in previous legislative sessions.

 

  1. ethyl-2-[1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido]-3-methylbutanoate (other names: 5-fluoro-EMB-PINACA, 5F-AEB), its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

     

  2. N-(1-amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(pent-4-enyl)indazole-3-carboxamide (other name: ADB-4en-PINACA), its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

     

 

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Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address: caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-