Gov. Snyder Approves Ban on Antidepressant not Approved by FDA

The governor also signed what’s being called the country’s first statewide ban on the antidepressant tianeptine sodium.

It is partially in response to a string of gruesome overdoses in the midland and Saginaw area in 2017.

The drug is not approved by the FDA.

It’s often abused in high doses because it gives off an opioid-like high.

This measure signed by the governor reclassifies it as a schedule two controlled substance.

The same category as cocaine and opiates.