Lawmakers Divided On Extending Fentanyl Analogue Scheduling

By Maya Goldman / April 15, 2021 at 3:38 PM
Several House Republicans said at a hearing Wednesday (April 14) that Congress should pass legislation to either extend or make permanent the Schedule 1 classification for fentanyl-related substances, while some Democrats touted an opposing bill that would use harm-reduction strategies to tackle the fentanyl crisis. The debate comes as the Biden administration pushes a temporary scheduling extension and has yet to reveal its strategy beyond that. The Trump administration’s Drug Enforcement Administration temporarily scheduled fentanyl-related substances as Schedule 1 in...

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