New Psychoactive Substances Constant State of Flux: NBOMe Brazilian Case

Authors

  • Carlos Alberto Yasin Wayhs Serviço de Farmácia do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Caroline Tortato Serviço de Farmácia do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Kristiane de Cássia Mariotti Grupo de Identificação da Superintendência de Polícia Federal no Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Rafael Scorsatto Ortiz Setor Técnico-Científico, Superintendência de Polícia Federal no Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Renata Pereira Limberger Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Laboratório de Análises e Pesquisas Toxicológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs11(1)y202162-69

Keywords:

new psychoactive substances, Drug Market, Forensic Report, NBOMe, Designer Drugs

Abstract

The new psychoactive substances (NPS) market is in a constant state of flux, with new substances being synthesized regularly and marketed in many ways and forms. These substances often emerge quickly, just as they disappear, evidencing a clear attempt to circumvent the control trafficking enforcement agencies and the international community. Among the wide variety of NPS, the NBOMe series attracted attention from medical and legal authorities due to the high number of cases of intoxication, followed or not by death in several countries around the world, including Brazil. So, this brief communication aimed to evaluate the number of NBOMe Brazilian Federal Police (BFP) over the past eight years, and highlight the NPS constant state of flux, evidencing by the Brazilian NBOMe case. This is a retrospective study based on information from forensic analysis reports from seizures of BFP. The NBOMe seizures generated 4 forensic analysis requests in 2012, 21 in 2013, 45 in 2014, 61 in 2015, 80 in 2016, 22 in 2017, 19 in 2018 and 2 in 2019, totaling 254 forensic analysis reports analyzed. This NPS emerged quickly in Brazil from the year 2012, and tented to disappear in recent years, from the perspective of the BPF forensic analysis reports, evidencing the NPS constant state of flux, represented here by the Brazilian NBOMe case.

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2021-11-26

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Yasin Wayhs, C. A., Tortato, C., de Cássia Mariotti, K., Scorsatto Ortiz, R., & Pereira Limberger, R. (2021). New Psychoactive Substances Constant State of Flux: NBOMe Brazilian Case. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 11(1), 62–69. https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs11(1)y202162-69

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