European Union approves new legislation to accelerate response to NPS

Nov 21, 2017

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European Union approves new legislation to accelerate response to NPS

In response to the recent growth in the market in NPS, the European Union approves

today a new legislation

including a stronger EU Early Warning System (EWS) and a faster risk-assessment process.

In 2016, 66 NPS were detected for the first time via the EU Early Warning System (EWS). The EWS currently monitors over 620 new psychoactive substances compared with around 350 in 2013.

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