Notice of Intended Action

Temporary designation of controlled substances, 10.39

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rulemaking related to controlled substances

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Board of Pharmacy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 124.201.

State or Federal Law Implemented

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

Purpose and Summary

The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to temporarily add nine substances into Schedule I of the Iowa Controlled Substances Act Registrations in response to similar scheduling action taken by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Fiscal Impact

This rulemaking has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

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


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rulemaking 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.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rulemaking. Written comments in response to this rulemaking must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on April 23, 2024. Comments should be directed to:

Sue Mears

Board of Pharmacy/Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing

6200 Park Avenue, Suite 100

Des Moines, Iowa 50321


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rulemaking may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rulemaking by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rulemaking 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).

The following rulemaking action is proposed:

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:

o. Methyl 3,3-dimethyl-2-(1-(pent-4-en-1-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)butanoate. Other name: MDMB—4en—PINACA.

p. Methyl 2-[[1-(4-fluorobutyl)indole-3-carbonyl]amino]-3,3-dimethyl-butanoate. Other names: 4F—MDMB—BUTICA; 4F—MDMB—BICA.

q. N-(1-amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(pent-4-en-1-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide. Other name: ADB—4en—PINACA.

r. 5-Pentyl-2-(2-phenylpropan-2-yl)pyrido[4,3-b]indol-1-one. Other names: CUMYL—PEGACLONE; SGT—151.

s. Ethyl 2-[[1-(5-fluoropentyl)indole-3-carbonyl]amino]-3,3-dimethyl-butanoate. Other names: 5F—EDMB—PICA; 5F—EDMB—2201.

t. Methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indole-3-carboxamido)-3-methyl butanoate. Other name: MMB—FUBICA.

Item 2. Amend subrule 10.39(6) as follows:

10.39(6) Amend Iowa Code section 124.204(4) by adding the following new paragraphs:

cl. 2-(ethylamino)-2-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexan-1-one. Other names: methoxetamine, MXE.

cm. 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(ethylamino)butan-1-one. Other names: eutylone, bk-EBDB.

cn. N-(1-amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-butyl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide. Other name: ADB—BUTINACA.

co. 4-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)pentan-1-one. Other name: alpha-PiHP.

cp. 2-(methylamino)-1-(3-methylphenyl)propan-1-one. Other names: 3—MMC; 3-methylmethcathinone.

Pharmacy Board

This Organization is a part of the Public Health Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 4/23/2024.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 657-10.39(2) Rule 657-10.39(6)

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Iowa Code 124.204(4) Iowa Code 124.204(9)
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