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    DEA proposes listing three steroids under Schedule III

    Since three steroids have a high potential for drug abuse and trafficking, the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to classify them as Schedule III controlled substances.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing to classify three steroids as Schedule III controlled substances to avoid the potential for drug abuse and trafficking. The three steroids are: boldione, desoxymethyltestosterone, and 19-nor-4,9(10)-androstadienedione. DEA said currently these steroids are not approved for medical use. However, there are some companies, primarily Internet- and China-based, that are selling them. This proposal, if approved, will bar the importation, exportation, and sale of these substances except for legitimate research or industrial uses. Those who wish to comment on this proposal should send them in by June 24.

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