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Nye psykoaktive stoffer kræver et paradigmeskifte i misbrugstestning i Danmark

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Torben Breindahl, Peter Hindersson, Peter Derek Christian Leutscher, Andreas Kimergård

Translated title of the contributionNew psychoactive substances require a paradigm shift in drug testing in Denmark
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalUgeskrift For Laeger
Issue numberV07170564
Early online date12 Mar 2018
StateE-pub ahead of print - 12 Mar 2018

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The emergence of an increasing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on the drug market requires a paradigm shift in drug testing. Immunoassay screening needs to be replaced with highly specific and sensitive analytical methods based on chromatography and mass spectrometry to produce accurate results, promote health and patient safety and collect data on the prevalence of NPS use, impact on public health and clinical aspects of NPS in Denmark. Development and implementation of new analytical methods currently present a major challenge for both clinical and forensic laboratories.

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