Propofol added to controlled substance list

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The State Committee of Public Health added propofol to the Alabama Controlled Substances list.

Propofol is commonly used as a sedative during surgeries, but officials said its potential for misuse and fast acting qualities landed it on the list.

The list divides drugs into five schedules based on abuse potential. Propofol was deemed a schedule four.

The new scheduling will take effect August 27.

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