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Health Agencies Update
August 27, 2014

Warning System Aims to Detect Emerging Trends in Illegal Drug Use

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JAMA. 2014;312(8):779. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10966

A national surveillance system is being developed to use both traditional data collection strategies and scans of social media and web platforms to identify emerging designer synthetic drugs and their metabolites (

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has given 5 years of funding to the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research to develop the National Drug Early Warning System to monitor emerging trends related to illicit drugs.

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