Under existing law, controlled substances may only be sold by prescription. Under existing law, the State Board of Health has the authority to add, delete, or reschedule substances as controlled substances, but the board must exclude a nonnarcotic substance from a schedule if the substance may lawfully be sold over the counter without a prescription pursuant to federal law
This bill would allow ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine to be sold by prescription by requiring the State Board of Health to classify the drugs as Schedule III controlled substances. This bill would give the board the authority to exempt a product containing any of these substances from classification as a controlled substance if the board finds that the product is effectively formulated to prevent conversion of the active ingredient into methamphetamine or its salts or precursors. This bill would also authorize the board to revoke the exemption upon notification from the Department of Public Safety that the product exempted is not effectively formulated to prevent its conversion to methamphetamine
To amend Sections 20-2-20 and 20-2-181, Code of Alabama 1975; to require the State Board of Health to classify ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine as controlled substances; to authorize the board to exempt from classification products that are effectively formulated to prevent their conversion to methamphetamine; and to authorize the board to revoke the exemption.
|February 7, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health
|SB52 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced