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Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Acetaminophen
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Over-The-Counter
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Acetaminophen is unscheduled in the United States. It is sold over-the-counter as an approved drug and is legal to buy, possess, and ingest without a license or prescription. Sales for human consumption are regulated by the FDA and each formulation or product requires specific FDA approval.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Unied Kingdom (U.K.) #
Acetaminophen is uncontrolled in the U.K., but in 2012 two men were convicted of importing a large quantity of acetaminophen for use as a cutting agent for heroin. See Pair convicted for drug offence over crushed paracetamol and caffeine - Independent, Sep 21 2012. (thanks j) (last updated Sep 25 2012)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.