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Final decisions amending, or not amending, the current Poisons Standard, April 2018

Scheduling medicines and poisons

10 April 2018

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1.5 alpha-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) and related substances methylone and synthetic cathinones

Part A - Final decisions on matters referred to an expert advisory committee (November 2017)

1. Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS #22)

1.5 alpha-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) and related substances methylone and synthetic cathinones

Delegate's final decision
Final decision:

The delegate's final decision is to create new Schedule 9 entries for alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone and methylone, and to amend the Schedule 9 entry for cathinone as follows:

Schedule 9 - New Entries

ALPHA-PYRROLIDINOVALEROPHENONE *(ALPHA-PVP).

METHYLONE *(MDMC).

Schedule 9 - Amend Entry

CATHINONES except when separately specified in these Schedules.

Index - New Entries

ALPHA-PYRROLIDINOVALEROPHENONE *(ALPHA-PVP)

Schedule 9

METHYLONE *(MDMC)

Schedule 9

Index - Amend Entry

CATHINONES
cross reference: SYNTHETIC CATHINONES

Schedule 9

Implementation date: 1 June 2018
Reasons:

As no new evidence has been received to alter the interim decision for alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, methylone and cathinones, the delegate has confirmed that the final decision and reasons for the final decision are identical to the interim decision.

Public submissions on the interim decision

No public submissions were received.

Interim decision

The interim decision for alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) and related substances methylone and synthetic cathinones was published on the TGA website on 5 February 2018 at Scheduling delegates' interim decisions and invitation for further comment: ACCS/ACMS, November 2017 - 1.5. Alpha-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) and related substances methylone and synthetic cathinones.

Scheduling proposal

The pre-meeting scheduling proposal for alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) and related substances methylone and synthetic cathinones was published on the TGA website on 6 September 2017 at Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS, ACMS and Joint ACCS/ACMS meetings, November 2017.

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