Injection of synthetic cathinones (Perspectives on drugs)


Over 80 synthetic cathinone derivatives were detected via the EU Early Warning System (EU–EWS) between 2005 and 2014. This analysis explores new worrying localised and national outbreaks of injecting these substances and recommends close monitoring of the issue as a public health priority.

Part of the Perspectives on drugs (PODs) series, launched alongside the European Drug Report package, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

Note that the online version contains additional interactive or audiovisual material not available in the PDF version.

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Table of contents

  • Injection of synthetic cathinones
  • Interactive: demystifying the chemistry
  • Facts and figures
  • Health consequences