Update on DEA's ban of mitragynine in USA

In October 2016, and after caving to an energetic pressure campaign, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will drop a proposed emergency ban on kratom, a Southeast Asian tree leaf product that consumers say treats pain, addiction and a long list of other conditions. The DEA now will open a public comment period ending Dec. 1, after which it will decide whether or not to move forward with a [...] Read more

USA's DEA places thiafentanil into Schedule II

USA's Drug Enforcement Administration is placing the substance thiafentanil (4-(methoxycarbonyl)-4-(N-phenmethoxyacetamido)-1-[2-(thienyl)ethyl]piperidine), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers as possible, into schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act effective 26 August 2016. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-20463.pdf