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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PROCLAMATION 3362—JULY 29, 1960

DETERMINING CERTAIN DRUGS TO BE OPIATES J^'>: ^ o L o ^o^f [No. 3362]

— 6 A Stat. 558. 8

By the President of the United States '

of America A Proclamation WHEREAS section 4731(g) of the Intemal Revenue Code of 1954 provides in part as follows: OPIATE,—The word "opiate", as used in this part shall mean any drug (as defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; 52 Stat. 1041, section 201(g); 21 U.S.C. 321) found by the Secretary or his delegate, after due notice and opportunity for public hearing, to have an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or cocaine, and proclaimed by the President to have been so found by the Secretary or his delegate. * * *;

AND WHEREAS the Secretary of the Treasury, after due notice and opportunity for public hearing, has found that each of the following-named drugs has an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine, and that in the public interest this finding should be effective immediately: 1 Benzethidine (Ethyl l-(2-benzyloxyethyl) -4-phenyl-4-piperidine carboxylate). 2. Furethidine (Ethyl l-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryloxyethyl) -4-phenyl-4-piperidine carboxylate). 3. 2 - (p-Chlorobenzyl) - 1 - diethylaminoethyl-5-nitrobenzimidazole. 4. 2 - (p-Ethoxybenzyl) - 1 - diethylaminoethyl-5-nitrobenzimidazole.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim that the Secretary of the Treasury has found that each of the aforementioned drugs has an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine and that in the public interest this finding should be effective immediately. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

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