Reclassification of fentanyl, tramadol, zopiclone and zolpidem
The Misuse of Drugs (Classification and Presumption of Supply) Order 2022 will change the classification of some prescription medicines under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.
On 1 July 2023: • fentanyl will be up-scheduled to a Class B1 controlled drug (from Class B3) • zopiclone will be scheduled as a Class C5 controlled drug • zolpidem will be scheduled as a Class C5 controlled drug.
On 1 October 2023: • tramadol will be scheduled as a Class C2 controlled drug.
Information sheet from Medsafe:
Summary of changes from Medsafe: