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S. 1006: Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

The classification has been temporary since 2018, but is a stricter approach to opioid addiction the right answer permanently?

Context

The opioid crisis was already being called an epidemic several years ago, but hit a record high 93,000 U.S. deaths in 2020. That marks a 29 percent increase over 2019’s then-record 72,000 such deaths, as overdoses surged because lockdowns and other restrictions made treatment more difficult to obtain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 60 percent of these deaths now involve fentanyl, an exceptionally powerful pain reliever that’s potentially fatal by itself if used in excessive quantities, and which is increasingly being mixed in with ...


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1006

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2021

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Braun, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cotton, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Lankford, and Mr. McConnell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act.

2.

Fentanyl-related substances

(a)

Amendments

Section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1)

by adding at the end of subsection (b) of Schedule I the following:

(23)

Isobutyryl fentanyl.

(24)

Para-Methoxybutyrylfentanyl.

(25)

Valeryl fentanyl.

(26)

Cyclopentyl fentanyl.

(27)

Para-Chloroisobutyryl fentanyl.

; and

(2)

by adding at the end of Schedule I the following:

(e)
(1)

Unless specifically exempted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of fentanyl-related substances, or which contains their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

(2)

In paragraph (1), the term fentanyl-related substances includes the following:

(A)

Any substance that is structurally related to fentanyl by one or more of the following modifications:

(i)

By replacement of the phenyl portion of the phenethyl group by any monocycle, whether or not further substituted in or on the monocycle.

(ii)

By substitution in or on the phenethyl group with alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, hydroxy, halo, haloalkyl, amino or nitro groups.

(iii)

By substitution in or on the piperidine ring with alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, ester, ether, hydroxy, halo, haloalkyl, amino or nitro groups.

(iv)

By replacement of the aniline ring with any aromatic monocycle whether or not further substituted in or on the aromatic monocycle.

(v)

By replacement of the N-propionyl group by another acyl group.

(B)

4′-Methyl acetyl fentanyl.

(C)

Crotonyl fentanyl.

(D)

2′-Fluoro ortho-fluorofentanyl.

(E)

Ortho-Methyl acetylfentanyl.

(F)

Thiofuranyl fentanyl.

(G)

Ortho-Fluorobutyryl fentanyl.

(H)

Ortho-Fluoroacryl fentanyl.

(I)

Beta-Methyl fentanyl.

(J)

Phenyl fentanyl.

(K)

Para-Methylfentanyl.

(L)

Beta′-Phenyl fentanyl.

(M)

Benzodioxole fentanyl.

.

(b)

Effective date

This Act shall take effect 1 day after the date of enactment of this Act.