DND - The DEA does not send a fax. They post what is called a rule in the FR. Google Federal Register, then the rest is up to you to figure it out. In the FR already is a proposed rule. When the PR is files, there is a 30-day comment period. That was over on Jan. 18th. There is then ~ a 40day+ review of the comments. When that review is completed and it is getting close, the DEA then changes the PR to a R for Rule. Assuming any of the comments caused them to change their mind on the proposed rule of Schedule IV the final rule will be Schedule IV. Trust me, none of the comments did anything to change their mind. Then after the Rule is in the FR (Federal Register); there is a 30 day delay until the effective date of the rule. Eisai has asked for a waiver and that was the only reasonable intelligent comment made during the comment period. The track record on the 30-day delay period being waived is excellent. All waiver requests were agreed to by the DEA.
So there will be no fax. Check the FR out each day and see if the rule count number under Drug and Enforcement Administration has moved from 168 to 169. 169 would be the rule for schedule IV for Belviq.
That is how it is done.
Regarding EU approval, you must have been living on that asteroid that went by the Earth, since EU approval won't happen for a few months assuming it does happen. Maybe on Monday's CC, Arena will provide an update on when the Oral Explanation (if needed) date has been set with the CHMP. Arena is waiting on the CHMP for that date. Do us all a favor and don't post stuff you know nothing about!
JDstevens55 is spot on here. But if ARNA is to say anything concrete on the launch date at Monday morning's Q-rep conf call, the DEA would have to post its final classification ruling in the FR on Friday, as only then is the timeline set. If, as suspected, the DEA grants Eisai's waiver request (which would be part of the FR posting) the launch could start on Monday. So, I think Friday will be interesting, if ARNA is basing its Q-rep around what it hopes to be informed about officially. Of note is that Friday is day-41 after the end of the comments period. That's right in the zone of when DEA has previously responded in recent years.