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Temporary designation of controlled substances, 10.39

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ARC 6521C

PHARMACY BOARD[657]

Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to controlled substances

The Board of Pharmacy hereby amends Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 124.201.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 124.201.

Purpose and Summary

This rule making temporarily places seven substances (synthetic opioid-related substances) into Schedule I and one substance (a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication to treat insomnia) into Schedule IV of the Iowa Controlled Substances Act in response to similar action taken by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on June 1, 2022, as ARC 6334C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Board on August 24, 2022.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 657—Chapter 34.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on October 26, 2022.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

Item 1. Rescind subrule 10.39(2) and adopt the following new subrule in lieu thereof:

10.39(2) Amend Iowa Code section 124.204(9) by adding the following new paragraphs:

y. 2-(2-(4-butoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)-N,N-diethylethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other name: Butonitazene.

z. 2-(2-(4-ethoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)-N,N-diethylethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other names: Etodesnitazene; etazene.

aa. N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-fluorobenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other name: Flunitazene.

ab. N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other name: Metodesnitazene.

ac. N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other name: Metonitazene.

ad. 2-(4-ethoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl)-1H-benzimidazole and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other names: N-pyrrolidino etonitazene; etonitazepyne.

ae. N,N-diethyl-2-(5-nitro-2-(4-propoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers. Other name: Protonitazene.

Item 2. Adopt the following new subrule 10.39(8):

10.39(8) Amend Iowa Code section 124.210(3) by adding the following new paragraph:

bg. Daridorexant.

[Filed 8/29/22, effective 10/26/22]

[Published 9/21/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 9/21/22.

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Rule 657-10.39(2) Rule 657-10.39(8)

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Iowa Code 124.204(9) Iowa Code 124.210(3)
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