New Psycoactive Substances Advanced Research

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dipartimento politiche antidroga

UOL - Medicina Legale

Laboratorio Tossicologia Forense


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New psychoactive substances in Europe

New psychoactive substances in Europe
(9.3.2015, LISBON/VIENNA) New psychoactive substances (NPS or ‘new drugs’) were detected in the European Union last year at the rate of around two per week, according to an update issued today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA)(1). A total of 101 new substances were reported to the EU Early Warning System (EWS) in 2014 (up from 81 in 2013), continuing an upward trend in substances notified in a single year (2). This brings the total number of substances being monitored by the agency to over 450, with more than half of that figure being identified in the last three years alone
The report is released to coincide with the opening of the 58th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, where the EMCDDA is participating alongside the EU delegation (3). It is based on an analysis of information collected by the EWS from the 28 EU Member States, Turkey and Norway.