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Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration

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By Notice dated December 17, 2007, and published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2007, (72 FR 73360), Noramco, Inc., Division of Ortho, McNeil, Inc., 500 Swedes Landing Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed in schedules I and II:

DrugSchedule
Codeine-N-oxide (9053)I
Morphine-N-oxide (9307)I
Dihydromorphine (9145)I
Codeine (9050)II
Dihydrocodeine (9120)II
Oxycodone (9143)II
Hydromorphone (9150)II
Hydrocodone (9193)II
Morphine (9300)II
Thebaine (9333)II
Opium extracts (9610)II
Opium fluid extract (9620)II
Opium tincture (9630)II
Opium, powdered (9639)II
Opium, granulated (9640)II
Oxymorphone (9652)II
Alfentanil (9737)II
Sufentanil (9740)II
Carfentanil (9743)II
Fentanyl (9801)II

The company plans to bulk manufacture the above listed controlled substances for sale and distribution to manufacturers for product development and formulation.

Noramco has withdrawn their request for Opium, raw (9600) and Poppy Straw (9650).

No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and determined that the registration of Noramco, Inc. to manufacture the listed basic classes of controlled substances is consistent with the public interest at this time. DEA has investigated Noramco, Inc. to ensure that the company's registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the company's physical security systems, 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 in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.33, the above named company is granted registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed.

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Dated: March 19, 2008.

Joseph T. Rannazzisi,

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-6385 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]

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