Talk & Dialogue with the Pharmacy Enforcement Unit   Leave a comment

Talk & Dialogue with the Pharmacy Enforcement Unit
Anjuran Bersama:
Pejabat TPKN (FARMASI) Pulau Pinang, CPF, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang.
25 Mei, 2015 Aras 5, Auditorium A, KOMTAR, Pulau Pinang.
Lecture 1: Findings of the Inspection of Premises of Licence Holders
Lecture 2: Analysis of precursors, Unknown Drug Profiling Data & New Psychoactive Substance (NPS),
Lecture 3: Confiscation of Chemical Compounds during police raids of the illegal drug laboratories,
Lecture 4: Code of Practice of Trade and Industry – To Prevent the Diversion of Chemicals for the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs,
Dialogue and Questions & Answers Session
Lunch at 1.00 pm

This joint dialogue and talk on Precursors with Licence A and B holders, was held on Monday, 25 May, 2015 at auditorium A at Komtar, Penang. It clashed with Poh Hock Seah’s Prayer Ceremony of 24 Thean Khoon which I did not attend. As a Licence A holder for my company, I was required to attend as my company was involved in trading of one of the listed precursors of importance. These listed chemicals can produce illegal drugs through chemical reactions with certain chemicals of similar structure. A guide book from the Ministry of Health was given to us for guidance. We heard the talks from the Pharmacy Enforcement Unit Chief of Penang, Chemistry Department of Petaling Jaya – Selangor, Police from Bukit Aman, Representative from Pharmaceutical Services based also in Petaling Jaya – Selangor. It was enlightening and quite educational for me as license A holder and surely I shall gather some points for CPD – requirement for my Pharmacist Renewal of Type A License in 2016.

SP Lim

Precursor (chemistry)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In chemistry, a precursor is a compound that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound. In biochemistry, the term “precursor” is used more specifically to refer to a chemical compound preceding another in a metabolic pathway. In 1988, the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances introduced detailed provisions and requirements relating the control of precursors used to produce drugs of abuse. In Europe the Regulation (EC) No. 273/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on drug precursors was adopted on 11 February 2004. On 15 January 2013 the Regulation (EU) No. 98/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the marketing and use of explosives precursors was adopted. Raman spectroscopy has been successfully tested to detect explosives and their precursors. A portable, advanced sensor based on infrared spectroscopy in a hollow fiber matched to a silicon-micromachined fast gas chromatography column can analyze illegal stimulants and precursors with nanogram-level sensitivity.

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DEA list of chemicals
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) maintains lists regarding the classification of illicit drugs (see DEA Schedules). It also maintains List I of chemicals and List II of chemicals, which contain chemicals that are used to manufacture the controlled substances/illicit drugs. The lists are designated within The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 802, paragraphs 34 (list I) and 35 (list II).
Although the list is designated by the U.S. Attorney General, the list is considered a DEA list because the DEA publishes and enforces the list.
Suppliers of these products are subject to regulation and control measures.
List I chemicals
These chemicals are designated as those that are used in the manufacture of the controlled substances and are important to the manufacture of the substances.
Anthranilic acid, its esters, and its salts
Benzyl cyanide
Ephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
Ergonovine and its salts
Ergotamine and its salts
N-Acetylanthranilic acid, its esters, and its salts
Norpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
Phenylacetic acid, its esters, and its salts
Phenylpropanolamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
Piperidine and its salts
Pseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
Propionic anhydride
Hydriodic acid
Gamma butyrolactone
Any salt, optical isomer, or salt of an optical isomer of the chemicals listed in subparagraphs (M) through (U) of this paragraph.

List II chemicals
These chemicals are designated as those that are used in the manufacture of the controlled substances.
Acetic anhydride
Benzyl chloride
Ethyl ether
Repealed. Pub. L. 101–647, title XXIII, § 2301(b),Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4858
Potassium permanganate
2-Butanone (or Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
Hydrochloric gas
Special Surveillance List
All listed chemicals[2] as specified in 21 CFR 1310.02 (a) or (b). This includes supplements which contain a listed chemical, regardless of their dosage form or packaging and regardless of whether the chemical mixture, drug product or dietary supplement is exempt from regulatory controls.
Ammonia gas
Ammonium formate
1,1-Dichloro-1-fluoroethane (e.g. freon 141B)
Diethylamine and its salts
2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamine and its salts
Formic acid
Lithium metal
Lithium aluminum hydride
Magnesium metal (turnings)
Mercuric chloride
Organomagnesium halides (Grignard reagents) (e.g. ethylmagnesium bromide and phenylmagnesium bromide)
Phenylethanolamine and its salts
Phosphorus pentachloride
Potassium dichromate
Pyridine and its salts
Sodium dichromate
Sodium metal
Thionyl chloride
Trichloromonofluoromethane (e.g. freon-11, carrene-2)
1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (e.g. freon 113)

22 liter heating mantles

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