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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 887 - AN ACT TO
AMEND SECTION THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINE AND THREE HUNDRED AND
FIFTY-SIX OF COMMONWEALTH ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX,
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AS AMENDED
| Section 1.
Section three hundred and thirty-nine of Commonwealth Act Numbered Four
hundred and sixty-six is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 339. Words an phrases defined. — The term "prohibited drugs" as herein used, includes opium, cocaine, alpha, and beta eucaine, and Indian hemp (marihuana), opium poppies, their derivatives, and all preparations made from them, including synthetic drugs which have habit forming properties such as following:
"1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (in the form of the hydrochloride, known under the names of Pethidine, Antiduol, Avlon, Centralgin, D-140, Demerol, Dispadol, Dodonal, Dolantal, Dolantin, Dolantol, Dolaren, Dolatol, Dolental, Dolinal, Dolosal, Dolvanol, Eudolat, Felidin, Gratidina, Isonipecaine, Meperidin, Mephedine, Pantalgine, Piridosal, Precedyl, Sauteralgyl);
"4-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methyl-4-piperidyl ethyl ketone hydrochloride (known as Cliradon, Keto-Bemidone);
"A-1,3-dimethyl-4-phenyl-4-propionoxy piperidine (known as NU-1196, Alphaprodine, Nisentil);
"B-1,3-dimethyl-4-phenyl-4-propionoxy piperidine (otherwise identified by symbol NU-1779, known as Betaprodine);
"4,4-diphenyl-6-dimethylamino-heptanone-3 (also known as Methadone, Adanon, Amidone, Butalgin, Depridol, Diaminon, Dianone, Dolafin, Dolamid, Dolophine, Dorexol, Heptanal, Hoechst 10820, Ketalgin, Mecodin, Mephenon, Miadone, Physeptone, Physopeptone, Polamidon, Symoron, Turanone);
"4,4-diphenyl-5-methyl 1-6-dimethylamino-hexanone-3 (known as Iso-methadone);
"6-dimethylamino-4,4-diphenyl-3-heptanol (otherwise identified by symbol N.I.H.-2933, known as Methadol);
"6-dimethylamino-4,4-diphenyl-3-acetoxyheptane (otherwise identified by symbol N.I.H.-2953);
"6-morpholino-4,4-diphenyl-3-heptanone (also known as Phenadoxone, CB-11, Hepagin, Heptalgin, Heptalin, Heptazone);
"1-methyl-3-ethyl-4-phenyl-4-propionoxy piperidine (otherwise known by the symbol NU-1932);
"3-hydroxy-N-methyl morphinan (otherwise known by the symbol NU-2206);
"be it in hydrochloride form or otherwise, and opiate.
"Opiate" embraces every kind, class, and character of opium, whether crude, prepared, ash, or refuse, and all narcotic preparations thereof or therefrom, and all morphine or alkaloids or opium, and all preparations in which opium, morphine, or any alkaloid of opium enters as an ingredient, together with all opium leaves and wrappings of opium leaves, whether such leaves or wrappings are prepared for use or not and any other drug or substance found by the Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Health, 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 of the Philippines as such habit forming narcotic drugs."
Sec. 2. Section three hundred and fifty-six of Commonwealth Act Numbered Four hundred and sixty-six is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 356. Failure to keep pharmacist's record and to exercise diligence in keeping prohibited drugs. — A physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist who fails to keep a true and correct record of prohibited drugs received and dispensed or transferred by him, as required by law and prescribed in the regulations of the Department of Finance, or who fails to allow the immediate inspection of his entire stock of such drugs upon the demand of any internal revenue officer or agent, or who, through negligence, losses any prohibited drug, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred pesos nor more than five thousand pesos."
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 19, 1953