This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of Tapentadol) Order 2011 into force on 1 May 2012. That order adds tapentadol (3-[(1R,2R)-3-(dimethylamino)-1-ethyl-2-methylpropyl]phenol hydrochloride), which is to be classified as a class B3 controlled drug, to Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.
Under section 4A(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, this commencement order may be made only after the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of Tapentadol) Order 2011 has been approved by resolution of the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives approved that order on 1 March 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2012.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.