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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2016) EMCDDA–Europol joint report on a new psychoactive substance: N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)piperidin-4-l]acetamide (acetylfentanyl),. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 21 p. Joint reports

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Acetylfentanyl belongs to the phenylpiperidine class of synthetic opioids. This class also includes fentanyl which is controlled under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (Schedule I). Structurally, acetylfentanyl differs from fentanyl by one methyl group (-CH3). Commonly used names: acetylfentanyl or acetyl fentanyl.

In total, 78 seizures (15) have been reported to the EMCDDA by seven Member States and Norway: Belgium (4 seizures), Finland (5), France (2), Germany (1), Poland (2), Sweden (62), the United Kingdom (1), and Norway (1).

Case-level data for 40 serious adverse events (19) associated with acetylfentanyl were reported to the EMCDDA by four Member States (Germany, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). These cases comprised 8 acute intoxications and 32 deaths.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:June 2016
Pages:21 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Fentanyl
B Drugs and alcohol substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe

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