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Alabama’s Proposed Action to Reschedule Seven Controlled Substances

by admin on January 11th, 2017 at 6:57 am

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently filed a “Notice of Intended Action” to amend Alabama’s current Controlled Substance List by rescheduling seven substances to a higher schedule due to the potentials of abuse as recommended by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

The seven substances the Alabama Department of Public Health proposes to reclassify are:

1. Alprazolam – Reschedule from Schedule IV to Schedule II,

2. All other benzodiazepines (Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, and Temazepam) from Schedule IV to Schedule III,

3. Pregabalin – Reschedule from Schedule V to Schedule IV,

4. Zolpidem – Reschedule from Schedule IV to Schedule III

The comment period ended on January 4, 2017, and Baer Law will keep you informed on when there is a final ruling as health care providers, pharmacists, pharmacies and wholesalers will have to change their practices to address such changes, especially if alprazolam is reclassified to Schedule II. 

 

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