|Titre :||New psychoactive substances: An actual problem or an overestimated phenomenon? (2019)|
|Auteurs :||F. VAIANO ; J. P. PASCALI ; E. BERTOL|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Forensic Science International (Vol.304, November 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||art. 109941|
|Discipline :||PRO (Produits, mode d'action, méthode de dépistage / Substances, action mode, screening methods)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEDROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; PREVALENCE ; MEDECINE LEGALE ; PHENOMENE EMERGENT
Thésaurus GéographiqueEUROPE ; ITALIE
In last years, international and national Institutions have been completely focused on the new psychoactive substances (NPS) phenomenon. Many contrast policies have been planned in order to control their spread. Even scientific entities, such as our Forensic Toxicology Division, have spent time and resources for NPS identification in biological (from clinical and forensic caseworks) and non-biological (seized material) samples. Last reports show a low prevalence of NPS across the Europe and Italy, while the classical drugs are still the main cause of drug-related deaths. In particular, a worrisome datum is represented by the increasing number of deaths due to heroin. Seen these statistics, is the NPS phenomenon overestimated? Is the interest in classical drugs decreased? Were we diverted by NPS?
Data on NPS spread contrast with the general feeling of NPS diffusion.
Occurrence of traditional drugs is instead constantly dangerous.
Have a shift of attention of LEAs from traditional drugs to NPS dangerously occurred?
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||14|
|Affiliation :||Forensic Toxicology Division, Department of Health Science, University of Florence, Florence, Italy|