By Notice dated December 16, 1999, and published in the Federal Register on December 28, 1999, (64 FR 248), Celgene Corporation, 7 Powder Horn Drive, Warren, New Jersey 07059, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of methylphenidate (1724), a basic class of controlled substance listed in Schedule II.
The firm plans to manufacturer methylphenidate for product research and development.
No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the Start Printed Page 16963factors in Title 21, United States Code, Section 823(a) and determined that the registration of Celgene Corporation to manufacturer methylphenidate is consistent with the public interest at this time, DEA has investigated the Celgene Corporation on a regular basis to ensure that the company's continued registration is consistent with the public interest. These investigations have included inspection and testing of the company's physical security systems, audits of the company's records, verification of the company's compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company's background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 823 and 28 CFR § 0.100 and 0.104, the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, hereby orders that the application submitted by the above firm for registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic class of controlled substance listed above is granted.Start Signature
Dated: March 23, 2000.
John H. King,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration.
[FR Doc. 00-7872 Filed 3-29-00; 8:45 am]
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