State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Releases Retailer Guidance on Illegal Drug Tianeptine
On Dec. 22, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2022-17-D to suspend the normal rulemaking process to allow the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to classify all products containing an unregulated drug that produces opioid-like effects, tianeptine, as a Schedule I controlled substance pursuant to OAC 4729:9-1-01.03. Sometimes referred to as “gas station heroin”, tianeptine is sold as a “supplement” in local convenience stores and gas stations. To assist in getting these products off store shelves, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy today issued a retailer guidance document in multiple languages.
Governor DeWine Signs Bill That Includes Provision to Decriminalize the Use of Fentanyl Test Strips
On Jan. 3, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 288, a sweeping criminal justice reform bill, into law. Sponsored by Sen. Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), SB 288 includes a provision that exempts fentanyl test strips from the definition of drug paraphernalia. The fentanyl test strip language in S.B. 288 originated from House Bill 456, sponsored by Rep. Kristin Boggs (D – Columbus). The bill takes effect 90 days from its signing.
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