Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) listed five new psychoactive substances (NPS) including U-47700 to the Class A controlled drugs list in 2017. It is therefore now an offence to traffic, import, export, manufacture or consume these drugs.
In a recent report by The Straits Times, some new psychoactive substances are being disguised as tobacco. The tobacco has been adulterated or diluted with NPS and other substances such as contact cement and thinner. The effects of thinner can cause poisoning when ingested, inhaled or consumed. CNB have reminded the public that abusing new psychoactive substances can be extremely dangerous, with unknown chemical compounds being added that can cause serious health problems such as seizures, renal failure, intoxication or death.
Designed to avoid easy detection, a growing number of drug users are turning to new psychoactive substances which mimic the effects of classic drugs of abuse such as marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy. Randox Toxicology’s new psychoactive substances panels, NPS I and NPS II detect the latest designer drugs on the market. Our level of expertise in toxicology research and development allows us to adapt quickly to the ever changing market influences and develop assays for current and novel drug trends.
Visit us at the 14th World Congress on Toxicology and Pharmacology from the 12th – 14th March 2018, in Singapore to find out more about our revolutionary NPS I and NPS II panels.
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