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 July 10, 2014


DEA publishes final rule placing tramadol in Schedule IV
On June 27, the DEA filed a final rule placing “2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexanol, its salts, optical and geometric isomers and salts of these isomers (including tramadol)” in Schedule IV. The rescheduling becomes effective on August 18, 2014, at which time pharmacies and other dispensers will need to complete an inventory of their stocks of tramadol. [DOJ, DEA. 21 CFR Part 1308 [Docket No. DEA-351] Schedules of controlled substances: placement of tramadol into Schedule IV. 79 Fed. Reg. 37623-37630, July 2, 2014]