Propofol to Be Handled As Controlled Substance Effective August 1

June 29, 2018

Effective August 1, 2018, propofol will be handled and stored in the same manner as controlled substances.

Propofol bottle with August 1 effective date for new handling requirements

This change is applicable to all animal and analytical researchers across campus.

To address ongoing security concerns, this change in how propofol is handled and stored is being made institution-wide (including Michigan Medicine). Detailed instructions for the handling and storage of propofol in research can be found in the Propofol SOP on the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) Controlled Substances Monitoring Program webpage.

Those Principal Investigators who are using propofol for research, but are not already familiar with controlled substance security measures and recordkeeping processes must schedule a mandatory training session with the UMOR Controlled Substances Oversight Monitor.

Training sessions should be scheduled no later than Wednesday, July 25 in order to allow adequate preparation time leading up to the August 1 compliance deadline.

To schedule a training session, or if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Kelli Christman, Controlled Substances Monitor, at or call (734) 764-2003.