|Titre :||Annual report on the Home Office Forensic Early Warning System (FEWS). A system to identify new psychoactive substances in the UK. September 2015|
|Auteurs :||Home Office|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||London : Home Office, 2015|
|Format :||16 p.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPHENOMENE EMERGENT ; SURVEILLANCE EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; LEGISLATION ; MARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; CANNABINOIDES ; CATHINONES
FEWS collected samples from the internet, headshops, music festivals, the police and health clinics to identify NPS which are present in the UK or being offered for sale in the UK market. One of the aims of the collection plans is to collect information on NPS that are being seen in a cross-section of environments.
During 2014/15, out of 2,074 samples seen under FEWS, 1,345 were non-controlled NPS. Of these, 4 new NPS (the same as in 2013/14) have been identified under FEWS which have not been previously encountered in the UK or Europe, meaning that the total number of new samples identified through FEWS is now 35.
Products advertised as 'legal' alternatives to already controlled drugs are not always 'legal', 8% of NPS found in the NPS samples collected by FEWS in 2014/15 were controlled drugs. FEWS findings continue to affirm Government messaging that: just because a substance is termed 'legal' does not make it safe or 'legal'.
Examples of NPS seen in the UK market in the past year include: 5F-AKB-48, 5F-PB22, (both synthetic cannabinoids) MPA, ethylphenidate (now controlled under a TCDO), 5-MeO-DALT and N-methyl-2AI. [Extracts]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||London, UK|
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