By Notice dated April 11, 2002, and published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2002, (67 FR 20828), Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, 59 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936, 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 manufacture finished product for distribution to its customers.
DEA has considered the factors in Title 21, United States Code, Section 823a and determined that the registration of Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation to manufacture methylphenidate is consistent with the public interest at this time. DEA has investigated Novartis Pharmaceutical 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: October 25, 2002.
Laura M. Nagel,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-28316 Filed 11-6-02; 8:45 am]
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