ND pharmacy board bans more synthetic substancesBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Board of Pharmacy has voted to ban more chemicals used in synthetic drugs.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Board of Pharmacy has voted to ban more chemicals used in synthetic drugs.
The board unanimously accepted the proposed rules to ban substances presented by the North Dakota Attorney General's Office. The synthetic substances will be illegal as soon as the rules are published with the Legislative Council.
The pharmacy board used an emergency rule two years ago to outlaw several chemicals, and the state Legislature added more substances during the 2011 session. But state crime lab scientist Charlene Schweitzer tells The Bismarck Tribune that new substances not covered by the law showed up within weeks.
Schweitzer says the new rules go beyond the rules of most other states and cover chemicals that haven't showed up yet in North Dakota.
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