Heroin is the most commonly used opiate with 29.2 million users in 2017 worldwide, which represents a more than twofold increase of the estimated global consumption compared to 20081,2. By contrast, only a slight increase from 1.3 to 1.4 million drug users was observed in Europe over the last decade3,4. The recent discovery of illicit heroin laboratories in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, and the Netherlands and the increase in drug seizures in Europe suggest that a percentage of street heroin is now pproduced closer to the European drug market

Commentary - Heroin purity and adulteration: an updated snapshot from the italian early warning system / Tittarelli, R.; Di Luca, N. M.; Pacifici, R.; Pichini, S.; Del Rio, A.; Busardo, F. P.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 24:8(2020), pp. 4461-4466. [10.26355/eurrev_202004_21028]

Commentary - Heroin purity and adulteration: an updated snapshot from the italian early warning system

Tittarelli R.;Di Luca N. M.;Del Rio A.;Busardo F. P.
2020

Abstract

Heroin is the most commonly used opiate with 29.2 million users in 2017 worldwide, which represents a more than twofold increase of the estimated global consumption compared to 20081,2. By contrast, only a slight increase from 1.3 to 1.4 million drug users was observed in Europe over the last decade3,4. The recent discovery of illicit heroin laboratories in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, and the Netherlands and the increase in drug seizures in Europe suggest that a percentage of street heroin is now pproduced closer to the European drug market
caffeine; diamorphine; levamisole; paracetamol; drug dealing
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Commentary - Heroin purity and adulteration: an updated snapshot from the italian early warning system / Tittarelli, R.; Di Luca, N. M.; Pacifici, R.; Pichini, S.; Del Rio, A.; Busardo, F. P.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 24:8(2020), pp. 4461-4466. [10.26355/eurrev_202004_21028]
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