Protecting our Communities from Illicit Drugs

I introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California to help prevent the abuse of tianeptine, commonly known as “gas station heroin,” which is widely available at convenience stores, smoke shops, and across the internet. The Scheduling Tianeptine and Analogues Now to Defend (STAND) Against Emerging Opioids Act would add tianeptine and all of its analogs to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act making it illegal to sell without a prescription.

I am proud to work on bipartisan legislation to place tianeptine under Schedule III—a crucial step to getting this addictive drug out of convenience stores and gas stations. Recognizing proactive state measures and prioritizing safety underscores our commitment to combat the opioid epidemic and protect our communities.


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