Minnesota Pharmacy Board makes fentanyl analogs illegal

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is banning the possession or sale of two types of synthetic drugs: fentanyl analogs and synthetic cannabinoids. An order from the board will temporarily classify these drugs as Schedule I narcotics for up to 1 year. However, the board will work to make the classification permanent.

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is banning the possession or sale of two types of synthetic drugs: fentanyl analogs and synthetic cannabinoids. An order from the board will temporarily classify these drugs as Schedule I narcotics for up to 1 year. However, the board will work to make the classification permanent. Deaths from synthetic opioids have been rising in Minnesota, according to the Pharmacy Board, with 99 such deaths reported in 2016.