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Ind. Pharmacy Board Bans New Spice Compounds

Posted On May 23, 2014

spice-k2-bag-incense.jpg(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana’s Board of Pharmacy has outlawed four more types of compounds including new forms of the synthetic drug Spice.

The emergency rules are aimed at helping police stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers who officials say are constantly changing their formulas to skirt the law.

“Synthetic drug abuse is a major concern to the Board of Pharmacy, and they are working hard to protect consumers from this threat,” said Nicholas W. Rhoad, Executive Director of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. “These harmful products can be lethal and are being marketed to and targeted at Indiana’s youth. We are collaborating with the authorities to quickly respond to these situations and make sure that these drugs aren’t available.”

The new rules take effect in 30 days.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Spice products are only second to marijuana in the use of illicit drugs by young people due to its easy access, the misperception that it is ‘natural’ and that it is not easily detected on drug tests.