WSR 97-23-076

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Board of Pharmacy)

[Filed November 19, 1997, 10:20 a.m.]

The Washington State Board of Pharmacy intends to adopt the October 31, 1997, action of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place butorphanol into schedule IV of the state Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

RCW 69.50.201 (2)(e) allows the board to directly adopt DEA scheduling orders without the need for the issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making under chapter 34.05 RCW. This board will use the expedited rule process allowed under RCW 69.50.201 provided no objection is made to the board's notice of intent to adopt the scheduling order.

The proposed rule will be adopted by the Board of Pharmacy on December 10, 1997, at the board's regularly scheduled meeting provided no objection to the rule is received. Written comments and/or objections to the rule may be submitted to Donald H. Williams, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 47863, Olympia, WA 98504-7863, (360) 586-3018 or FAX (360) 586-4359.

The board will accept comments up to December 1, 1997.

Donald H. Williams

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-098, filed 4/6/94, effective 5/7/94)

WAC 246-887-170 Schedule IV. The board finds that the following substances have a low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III and have currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and that the abuse of the substances may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule III. The board, therefore, places each of the following substances in Schedule IV.

(a) The drugs and other substances listed in this section, by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or brand name designated, are included in Schedule IV.

(b) Narcotic drugs. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following narcotic drugs, or their salts calculated as the free anhydrous base or alkaloid, in limited quantities as set forth below:

(1) Not more than 1 milligram of difenoxin and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.

(2) Dextropropoxyphene (alpha-(+)-e-dimethylamino-1,2-diphenyl-3-methyl-2 propionoxybutane).

(c) Depressants. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Alprazolam;

(2) Barbital;

(3) Bromazepam;

(4) Camazepam;

(5) Chloral betaine;

(6) Chloral hydrate;

(7) Chlordiazepoxide;

(8) Clobazam;

(9) Clonazepam;

(10) Clorazepate;

(11) Clotiazepam;

(12) Cloxazolam;

(13) Delorazepam;

(14) Diazepam;

(15) Estazolam;

(16) Ethchlorvynol;

(17) Ethinamate;

(18) Ethyl loflazepate;

(19) Fludiazepam;

(20) Flunitrazepam;

(21) Flurazepam;

(22) Halazepam;

(23) Haloxazolam;

(24) Ketazolam;

(25) Loprazolam;

(26) Lorazepam;

(27) Lormetazepam;

(28) Mebutamate;

(29) Medazepam;

(30) Meprobamate;

(31) Methohexital;

(32) Methylphenobarbital (mephobarbital);

(33) Midazolam;

(34) Nimetazepam;

(35) Nitrazepam;

(36) Nordiazepam;

(37) Oxazepam;

(38) Oxazolam;

(39) Paraldehyde;

(40) Petrichloral;

(41) Phenobarbital;

(42) Pinazepam;

(43) Prazepam;

(44) Quazepam;

(45) Temazepam;

(46) Tetrazepam;

(47) Triazolam.

(48) Zolpidem

(d) Fenfluramine. Any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts, isomers (whether optical, position or geometric), and salts of such isomers, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible.

(e) Stimulants. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including its salts, isomers (whether optical, position, or geometric), and salts of such isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Cathine ((+) - norpseudoephedrine);

(2) Diethylpropion;

(3) Fencamfamin;

(4) Fenproporex;

(5) Mazindol;

(6) Mefenorex;

(7) Pemoline (including organometallic complexes and chelates thereof);

(8) Phentermine;

(9) Pipradrol;

(10) SPA ((-)-1-dimethylamino-1, 2-dephenylethane.

(f) Other substances. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts:

(1) Pentazocine;

(2) Butorphanol.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 94-08-098, 246-887-170, filed 4/6/94, effective 5/7/94; 92-04-029 (Order 239B), 246-887-170, filed 1/28/92, effective 2/29/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as 246-887-170, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.201. 89-17-023 (Order 226), 360-36-440, filed 8/8/89, effective 9/8/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.201, 69.50.203, 69.50.205, 69.50.207, 69.50.209 and 69.50.211. 84-22-062 (Order 190), 360-36-440, filed 11/7/84.]

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