The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued an order temporarily including the following synthetic opioid into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, effective Aug. 20.
- N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4isopropoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-amine (commonly known as isotonitazene), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers whenever their existence is possible
This order imposes the regulatory controls under the CSA on the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, reverse distribution, possession, research and conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of this substance as well as the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties that apply to persons who fail to comply with such controls or otherwise violate the CSA with respect to these substances.
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