• July 27, 2022

Schedules of Controlled Substances: Removal of Fenfluramine From Control

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-07-19/pdf/2022-15335.pdf

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes to remove fenfluramine (chemical name: N-ethyl-[alpha]-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenethylamine), including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts is possible, from the schedules of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

This scheduling action is pursuant to the CSA which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. Fenfluramine is currently a schedule IV controlled substance.

This action would remove the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to controlled substances, including those specific to schedule IV controlled substances, on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, import, export, dispense, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis with, or possess), or propose to handle fenfluramine.

DATES: Comments must be submitted electronically or postmarked, on or before August 18, 2022. Requests for hearing and waivers of an opportunity for a hearing or to participate in a hearing must be received on or before August 18, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence L. Boos, Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; Telephone: (571) 362-3249.