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State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Releases Retailer Guidance on Illegal Drug Tianeptine (aka "Gas Station Heroin")

Columbus, Ohio — On December 22, 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2022-17-D to suspend the normal rulemaking process to allow the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to ban all products containing an unregulated drug that produces opioid-like effects, tianeptine, as a Schedule I controlled substance pursuant to OAC 4729:9-1-01.03. This means that effective December 22, 2022, all drugs containing tianeptine are illegal under Ohio law.

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