Posts Tagged "drug testing"

The detection and prevention of unintentional consumption of DOx and 25x-NBOMe at Portugal’s Boom Festival

Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in News

This article describes the misrepresentation of LSD at Portugal’s Boom Festival 2014 and the prevention of unintentional consumption of DOx and 25x-NBOMe among LSD consumers attending a drug-checking service. We found that the majority of service users who received unexpected test results regarding their alleged LSD (74.2%) reported that they did not intend to consume the drug....

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The utility of drug checking services

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in News

The utility of drug checking services

The utility of drug checking services as monitoring tools and more: A response to Pirona et al. is a response to the article titled New psychoactive substances: Current health-related practices and challenges in responding to use and harms in Europe by Pirona et al. It argues that although it’s important to recognise the limitations of self-evaluation of drug checking services conducted in a constrained funding environment, we believe that a more balanced view of these services could better inform readers of the International Journal of Drug Policy....

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Our International Drug Testing Service detects a dangerous mixture from Australia

Posted on Feb 4, 2017 in News

After several deaths, poisonings and severe intoxications in several Melbourne (Australia) clubs in 15-17 January, we have received a sample of capsules sold as MDMA from Australia, related to these health problems. The complete drug testing has revealed the composition of the sample: 4-FA (4-fluoroamphetamine): a psychoactive research chemical of the phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes. 25C-NBOMe: a psychedelic drug and derivative of the psychedelic phenethylamine 2C-C. We have not been able to quantify the amount of this substance MDMA...

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Energy Control National Drug Testing Service Report 2015

Posted on Ene 17, 2017 in News

Energy Control National Drug Testing Service Report 2015

This report presents the synthetic substances, tested by Energy Control’s National Drug Checking Service, their adulteration and the users’ profile. This report summarizes results from Spain during 2015, and collects no data from our International Drug Testing Service You can download this report HERE The Drug Checking Service aims to approach the drug user population and improve knowledge on the dynamics that occur in the illegal drug market. The information gathered allows acting quickly regarding emergent phenomenon and adapting the responses to the new needs. Although we should highlight...

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