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Catalog Number 14.0021.011
Object Name Bottle
Title NIH Clinical Center Metopon HCl Capsules
Description EMPTY. Squarish tinted glass bottle with white ridged plastic cap. White sticker label with navy blue printed text wrapped around the bottle. "Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda 14, Maryland. METOPON HCL capsules 3 mg for Investigational Use only."
Accession number 14.0021
Caption NIH Clinical Center Metopon HCl Capsules
Catalog date 2014-10-07
Catalog type History
Provenance Used in the 1994 exhibit "Drugs as Opiates, Drugs as Research Tools: Synthetic Opiates and Opiods." See

Metopon is an opiate analogue. It is not produced commercially, hence, its production at the NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy for Drs. Small and Eddy's research. It is only used for research because it's on Schedule II of the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970. In 1950s, it was used in the US in oncology research.
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-01-11
Condition Good
Organizations NIH; NIAMD (National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases) (1950-1
NIH; NIAMD, Laboratory of Chemistry
NIH; NIDDK (National Institute for Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disease)
NIH; NIDDK, Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry
NIH; CC (Clinical Center)
NIH; CC, Pharmacy Department
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Eddy, Nathan B.
Small, Lyndon Frederick
May, Everette L.