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Expiration Date for Temporary Control of Fentanyl Analogues [Updated April 6, 2021]   [open pdf - 749KB]

From the Document: "In February 2020, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act [hyperlink] (the Act) temporarily placed certain 'fentanyl analogues--i.e.,' compounds chemically related to the powerful synthetic opioid [hyperlink] fentanyl--on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act [hyperlink] (CSA). The temporary scheduling of fentanyl analogues under the Act is slated to expire on May 6, 2021. In light of the approaching expiration, Congress may be interested in the legal issues related to the scheduling of fentanyl analogues. This Sidebar provides an overview of the legal framework that applies to fentanyl and its analogues, key considerations involved in scheduling fentanyl analogues, and options for pursuing scheduling via legislation."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10404
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2021-04-06
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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