An analysis of drugs in used syringes from sentinel European cities: results from the ESCAPE project, 2018 and 2019


This report presents new findings from the ESCAPE (European Syringe Collection and Analysis Project Enterprise) network, based on the chemical analysis of the contents of used syringes across sentinel sites in Europe. Syringes were collected in 2018 and 2019 from the bins of street automatic injection-kit dispensers and at harm reduction services in eight European cities: Amsterdam, Budapest, Cologne, Helsinki, Lausanne, Oslo, Paris and Vilnius.

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Table of contents

  • ESCAPE at a glance
  • Sudy rationale
  • Methods
  • Results
    • Detected drugs
    • Some patterns confirmed
    • Changing patterns
    • new sites
  • Limitations
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendices