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MHLW Releases Ordinance Designating Substances as Specified Drugs

December 13, 2016

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has published the ‘Ordinance to Specify New Substances as Specified Drugs.’

The designated substances are as follows:

Ordinance Name Common Name
N-Ethyl-1,2-diphenylethylamine Ephenidine, EPE, NEDPA
2-[(Dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)cyclohexanol O-Desmethyltramadol, O-DSMT
N-(2-Fluorophenyl)-2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)acetamide Ocfentanil, A-3217

Manufacture, importation, sale, possession, etc. of these substances shall be prohibited.

It took effect on November 11, 2016.

Source URL: Ordinance to specify the specified drug has been promulgated (in Japanese)