Indiana Pharmacy Board bans 4 more synthetic drugs

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has passed emergency rules banning four additional types of compounds that are used in synthetic drugs such as “Spice” and “K2.”

A 2012 state law gives the board the power to ban such compounds until the General Assembly can reconvene and pass legislation banning them permanently. The law allows the Board of Pharmacy to pass emergency rules so law enforcement agencies can take timely action against the compounds.

The board says rogue chemists are constantly changing the chemical formulas of their synthetic drugs to skirt the law.

The rules were posted on Indiana Register on Wednesday and take effect in 30 days.

Spokesman Nick Goodwin says it’s the sixth time the Board of Pharmacy has banned synthetic drugs under the law. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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