Risk assessment of new psychoactive substances — operating guidelines


The principal aim of these guidelines is to put in place a sound methodological and procedural basis for carrying out each risk assessment, by using a semi-quantitative assessment procedure. This publication is a revision of the Guidelines for the risk assessment of new synthetic drugs (published in the same series, in 1999).

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Legal basis and scope
  • Chapter 2: General considerations for risk assessment
  • Chapter 3: A conceptual framework for risk assessment
  • Chapter 4: Headings for the Risk Assessment Report
  • Chapter 5: Assessing the risk relative to other substances
  • Chapter 1: Conclusion
  • References
  • Annex I: Technical report
  • Annex II: Semi-quantitative assessment procedure
  • Annex III: Expert's scoring form
  • Appendix: Council Decision 2005/387/JHA