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[European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction] New drug BZP to be placed under control across the EU. (04 Mar 2008)

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Europe has responded today to concerns over the use of the stimulant drug BZP by subjecting it to 'control measures and criminal provisions' across the EU Member States. The decision of the Council of the EU was adopted today in the final stage of a three-step procedure designed to respond to potentially threatening new psychoactive drugs in the EU.

The Council Decision is based on the findings of a formal risk-assessment report on BZP produced in 2007 by the Scientific Committee of the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA), with participation of additional experts from the European Commission, Europol and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). The report, submitted to the European Commission and Council of the EU on 31 May 2007, examined the health and social risks of the drug as well as information on international trafficking and the involvement of organised crime.

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