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European Commission to extend legislation on drug precursors by Nick Boley
December 10, 2013, 11:29
Filed under: chemicals, EU Information, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags: ,

The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have agreed a proposal from the Commission on control of drug precursors, and have issued a Regulation to implement this.

The Regulation, 1258/2013, adds acetic anhydride to the list of drug precursors controlled by Regulation 273/2004. Acetic anhydride is used in the production of illicit heroin (diamorphine).

In a parallel move, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have also agreed a proposal from the Commission on monitoring the trade between the EU and third countries in drug precursors. Regulation 1259/2013 adds medicinal products and veterinary medicinal products containing ephedrine or its salts, and pseudoephedrine or its salts to the list of products to be monitored. These substances can be used in the production of illicit drugs, including amphetamines, alongside their legal uses.

 

 

 

 

 

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