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Getting up to speed with the public health and regulatory challenges posed by new psychoactive substances in the information age


Some new drugs appear to have a limited potential for diffusion, but they may still cause serious harm. Stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners and researchers, will increasingly need access to timely evidence-based information on new drugs

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There is a need to review the various regulatory options that are available in order to address the challenge presented by a plethora of new psychoactive substances appearing on the market as well as to address the technology for rapid development and marketing of new ones.