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A new drug on the market sold as "Orgazmo" has health officials concerned.

"The drug itself is PB 22," forensic chemist Jennifer Watson told Journal-News. "The chemical structure does not meet any of the current legislation, therefore it is not illegal ... in the state of Ohio."

The Journal-News reports that the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Associations is alerting doctors about the new chemical mix.

The drug is another synthetic cannaboid similar to the spice compounds of synthetic marijuana, Watson said.

It is legal in 46 states, including Ohio and Kentucky. You need to be 18-years-old to purchase the drug. It can be purchased online or in most stores.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the pharmacy board have proposed a rule banning the new drug.

"In the past, criminal chemists have been able to bypass Ohio's laws by slightly modifying the chemical compounds of banned synthetic drugs, but this new rule will also ban future alterations," DeWine said.

The Attorney General's office said the ban is hoped to be filed with the governor's office before the end of 2013.

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