Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has published the ‘Ordinance to Specify New Substances as Specified Drugs.’

The designated substances are as follows:

Ordinance Name Common Name
N-Ethyl-1,2-diphenylethylamine Ephenidine, EPE, NEDPA
2-[(Dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)cyclohexanol O-Desmethyltramadol, O-DSMT
N-(2-Fluorophenyl)-2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)acetamide Ocfentanil, A-3217

Manufacture, importation, sale, possession, etc. of these substances shall be prohibited.

It took effect on November 11, 2016.

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