The health threat of drugs of abuse adulteration by new psychoactive substances

doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2170

  • A. Minutillo Centro Nazionale Dipendenze e Doping, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
  • I. Palmi Centro Nazionale Dipendenze e Doping, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy
  • L. Mastrobattista Centro Nazionale Dipendenze e Doping, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy

Abstract

The practice of drug of abuse adulteration is changing. Currently, the risk of new adulteration practices involves New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), which can also be used as adulterants. In particular, the phenomenon of adulteration concerns fentanyl and its analogs, substances that can be toxic even if taken in very small quantities. The adulteration that involves NPS is creating a serious threat to the health of drug users, not only because of the pharmacological action but because of the increased toxicity of these new cutting agents

Published
2019-11-06
How to Cite
MINUTILLO, A.; PALMI, I.; MASTROBATTISTA, L.. The health threat of drugs of abuse adulteration by new psychoactive substances. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 170, n. 6, p. e425 - e426, nov. 2019. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/520>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2019.