Europol–EMCDDA Joint Report on a new psychoactive substance: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone)


In January 2010, increased evidence of the availability and use of mephedrone (4- methylmethcathinone) prompted the EMCDDA and Europol to launch a procedure for the production of a Joint Report. Pursuant to the findings of this report, the Council of the EU formally requested a risk assessment of the substance, which was submitted to control measures and criminal penalties throughout the European Union in December 2010.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Information collection process
  • Information required by Article 5.2 of the Decision
  • Information from the EMA as requested by Article 5.3 of the Decision
  • Summary of findings
  • Conclusion
  • Annexes