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Propofol (Diprivan)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
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U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Propofol
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Prescription Only
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Propofol (Diprivan) is unscheduled in the United States, but is available by prescription only. This means that sales and distribution are allowed only by those with a license and only to those with a prescription (according to FDA regulations). Possession is not illegal even without a prescription.

In October 2010, the DEA proposed adding Propofol to Schedule IV, which would make it illegal to possess without a prescription. See http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27193.pdf. Public comments on this change are being accepted until Dec 27, 2010. Send communications to: Enforcement Administration, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ODL, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152.

A July 23, 2009 proposed ruling by the DEA Office of Diversion Control recommended placing fospropofol—a prodrug of propofol that metabolizes into propofol—into schedule IV, based on a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and on an evaluation of the relevant data by DEA (from Federal Register: July 23, 2009).

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
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