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PSE import final rule published

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine importers must provide the Drug Enforcement Administration information on foreign distribution chains, according to a final rule under the Combat Methamphetamine Act adopted by DEA. The 1rule, published March 5 in the Federal Register, goes into effect May 4. The act requires DEA to collect information about the suppliers of the chemicals with which U.S. importers, exporters, brokers or traders conduct business and the quantities shipped and the date of shipments. Importers and exporters must use DEA Form 486A, which can be filed electronically, to provide information about import quotas of the chemicals and contact information. While DEA implements tighter oversight of supply chains under the law enacted in 2006, two states moved all PSE products to Rx-only and other states are considering the change (2"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 8, 2010)

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