From the Oxilofrine Wikipedia page:

Legal Status US: Unapproved "New Drug" (as defined by 21 U.S. Code § 321(p)(1)). Use in dietary supplements, food, or medicine is unlawful; otherwise uncontrolled.

Does this mean I can sell oxilofrine as something other than a dietary supplement, food, or medicine? I could not figure this out from basic research on Google.

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    what other category do you want to class it in that is not food, dietary supplement or medicine and offered by the FDA?
    – Trish
    Commented Nov 18, 2023 at 0:05

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If you are offering it as a recreational drug, then it requires FDA approval.

If you do sell it, though, you face criminal charges for selling a drug not approved by the FDA which is, generally speaking, much less serious a crime than selling a controlled substance like cocaine or meth.

  • What if I sell it not as a recreational drug but simply as a chemical?
    – imrobert
    Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 17:50

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