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Seven substances "scheduled" at the 59th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Vienna, 18 March 2016 - Today, at its 59th Session, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) added seven substances to the relevant schedules of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971.

The substances scheduled are:
· MT-45
· Acetylfentanyl
· alpha-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP)
· para-Methyl-4-methylaminorex (4,4'-DMAR)
· para-Methoxymethylamphetamine (PMMA)
· Methoxetamine (MXE)
· Phenazepam

In making these changes in the scope of the control of substances, the CND followed the recommendations by the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.

Read here a review of the scheduled drugs (from page 15)

Further details on scheduling procedures

For further information please contact:

David Dadge
Spokesperson, UNODC
Phone: (+43 1) 26060-5629
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5629
Email: david.dadge[at]unvienna.org

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