New benzodiazepines in Europe – a review


This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding new benzodiazepines that are monitored by the EU Early Warning System. The aims of this report are to strengthen situational awareness of new benzodiazepines in Europe, and to help stakeholders prepare for and respond to public health and social threats caused by such substances.

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Table of contents

  • Methods and information sources
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • New benzodiazepines in Europe
  • Pshysical, chemical and pharmalogical properties 
  • Health and social risks
  • Extent and patterns of use, availability and potential for diffusion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Annex - Profiles pf selected new benzodiazepines