WASHINGTON D.C., United States – April 2018: The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE), in collaboration with NMS Labs and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in the Department of Justice, has documented several NPS, which have been identified in the United States for the very first time. The NPS identified in seized material include four synthetic cannabinoids, four fentanyl analogues as well as another synthetic opioid, U-48800.
Figure 1. NPS identified for the first time in seized material in the United States
For further information, please see:
The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) – “NPS discovery”
For more information on the global emergence of NPS, see:
Global SMART Update Volume 19 “Understanding the synthetic drug market: the NPS factor”