The NDEWS Coordinating Center has announced that Jill Head, Supervisory Chemist at the DEA Special Testing and Research Laboratory, will deliver the webinar "Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2018 Update" on February 28 at 2:00 pm EST to provide an update on synthetic drug threats in the United States. Her previous presentations have provided valuable information on emerging trends.
As part of an increasing worldwide use of designer drugs, recent use of compounds containing cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids is especially prevalent. Here, we reviewed current literature on the prevalence, epidemiology, bio-behavioral effects, and detection of these compounds. Gender differences and clinical effects will also be examined.
Event Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presentation: Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2017 Update
Presenter: Jill M. Head, Supervisory Chemist,
DEA Special Testing and Research Laboratory
Lethal Highs: How U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratories Are Protecting America from Designer Drugs
This article summarizes the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) in the area of counternarcotics. The CBP describes the challenges to addressing substance use when molecular manipulation is being used by drug manufacturing chemists.