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DEA to Permit More Production of Controlled Substances for Virus

April 7, 2020, 8:02 PM

The DEA is increasing its controlled substances quotas for drugmakers for use in treating Covid-19 patients, the agency says in a statement.

  • Quotas will be increased by 15% for substances including, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, codeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and other substances essential to their production: statement
  • DEA will also approve increases in imports of medications for patients on ventilators

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Catherine Dodge, Teaganne Finn

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