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China Announces Scheduling Controls of Carfentanil and Other Fentanyl Compounds

China’s National Narcotics Control Commission announced that scheduling controls against four fentanyl-class substances – carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, valeryl fentanyl, and acryl fentanyl – will begin on March 1, 2017. This announcement is the culmination of collaboration between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Government of China, to improve methods for identifying and submitting deadly substances for government control. Along with the announcement, DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said, “Fentanyl-related compounds represent a significant and deadly component of the current opioid crisis. These actions will undoubtedly save American lives.” Read more here.

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