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March 2017 – Colombia: Drug Observatory presents information on NPS from the national Early Warning System

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – March 2017: Updated information on new drugs identified in Colombia were released by the Early Warning System of the Drug Observatory of Colombia. The Early Warning System has the objective of managing information on emerging drugs and involves the collaboration of various governmental institutions as part of the national risk reduction strategy. Between 2013 and 2016, a total of 24 different NPS were identified in Colombia which included phenethylamines (such as several NBOMe substances), synthetic cathinones, a synthetic cannabinoid, a tryptamine, a piperazine, salvia divinorum and ketamine. This newsletter describes the risks associated with the use of these substances and the forms of presentation in which they have been encountered in Colombia.

For more information, please see:

Newsletter of the Colombian Drug Observatory – (Spanish)

Second issue of the SMART Information Bulletin for Latin America and the Caribbean on developments in national early warning systems – (English) (Spanish)

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