Novel Psychoactive Substances and legislative harmonization in Europe: addressing a extremely elusive public health threat

Novel Psychoactive Substances and legislative harmonization in Europe: addressing a extremely elusive public health threat

Authors

  • Federica Umani Ronchi Department of Anatomical, Histological, Medicolegal and Orthopedic Sciences, University of Rome "Sapienza", Rome, Italy

Keywords:

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), Drug enforcement, EU legislative frameworks

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13-02-2023

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Umani Ronchi F. Novel Psychoactive Substances and legislative harmonization in Europe: addressing a extremely elusive public health threat. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];94(1):e2023005. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/14194