Rule Permanently Bans 2 Synthetic Drugs

Published: 05/06/2014

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy last month issued an administrative rule to permanently ban two new chemicals being abused as synthetic drugs.

The rule classifies the chemical compounds known as PB-22 and 5F-PB-22 as Schedule I controlled substances, which makes the sale and use of the compounds illegal under Ohio law. The rule also bans the use and sale of any compound with the same basic chemical structure, even if the compounds have not yet been created.