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Barone, Rossella and Pelletti, Guido and Giorgetti, Arianna and Mohamed, Susan and Pascali, Jennifer Paola and Sablone, Sara and Introna, Francesco and Pelotti, Susi (2024) Validation and application of a method for the quantification of 137 drugs of abuse and new psychoactive substances in hair. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis , 243 .

Killoran, Sarah and McNamara, Sinéad and Kavanagh, Pierce and O'Brien, John and Lakes, Rodney (2024) Identification of N-pyrrolidino protonitazene in powders sold as heroin and associated with overdose clusters in Dublin and Cork, Ireland. Drug Testing and Analysis , Early online .

Killeen, Nicki and Lakes, Rodney and Webster, Mairead and Killoran, Sarah and McNamara, Sinéad and Kavanagh, Pierce and Eagleton, Marie and McCormack, Seamus and Micheau, Eva and Moughty, Adrian and O'Donnell, Cathal and O'Reilly, Martin and Doyle, Gavin and O'Rourke, Sean and Downing, Sally and Flynn, Caoimhe and Keenan, Eamon (2024) The emergence of nitazenes on the Irish heroin market and national preparation for possible future outbreaks. Addiction , Early online .

Taoussi, Omayema and Berardinelli, Diletta and Zaami, Simona and Tavoletta, Francesco and Basile, Giuseppe and Kronstrand, Robert and Auwärter, Volker and Busardò, Francesco P and Carlier, Jeremy (2024) Human metabolism of four synthetic benzimidazole opioids: isotonitazene, metonitazene, etodesnitazene, and metodesnitazene. Archives of Toxicology , Early online .

Giraudon, Isabelle and Abel-Ollo, Katri and Vanaga-Arāja, Diāna and Heudtlass, Peter and Griffiths, Paul (2024) Nitazenes represent a growing threat to public health in Europe. The Lancet. Public health , 9 , (4) .

Holland, Adam and Copeland, Caroline S and Shorter, Gillian W and Connolly, Dean J and Wiseman, Alice and Mooney, John and Fenton, Kevin and Harris, Magdalena (2024) Nitazenes-heralding a second wave for the UK drug-related death crisis? The Lancet. Public health , 19 , (2) .

Holland, Adam and Copeland, Caroline (2023) Responding to nitazenes in the UK drugs market. Transform blog .

Nahar, Limon K and Andrews, Rebecca and Paterson, Sue (2023) Rapid response: Evolving use of recreational drugs in UK – Nitazenes and Xylazine. BMJ , 383 , p. 2280.

Pergolizzi, Joseph and Raffa, Robert and LeQuang, Jo Ann K and Breve, Frank and Varrassi, Giustino (2023) Old drugs and new challenges: a narrative review of nitazenes. Cureus , 15 , (6) .

Di Trana, Annagiulia and Pichini, Simona and Pacifici, Roberta and Giorgetti, Raffaele and Busardò, Francesco Paolo (2022) Synthetic benzimidazole opioids: the emerging health challenge for European drug users. Frontiers in Psychiatry , 13 .


Public Health Scotland. (2024) Rapid Action Drug Alerts and Response (RADAR) quarterly report. Public Health Scotland.

United Kingdom. Home Office. (2024) 001/2024: The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2024 and The Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (England and Wales and Scotland) (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations 2024. London: Home Office.

HSE National Clinical Lead for Addiction Services, National Red Alert Group. (2024) Synthetic opioid preparedness. Fact sheet for medical care providers. Dublin: HSE drugs.ie.

Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2024) Ireland: national report for 2023 - drug markets and crime. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Krotulski, Alex J and Becker, Katie and Walton, Sara E and Papsun, Donna M and Fogarty, Melissa F and Logan, Barry K (2023) Opioid. N-Desethyl Etonitazene – NPS Discovery new drug monograph. United States: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.

WEDINOS. (2023) PHILTRE annual report April 2022 - March 2023. Cardiff: WEDINOS.

Center for Forensic Science Research & Education. (2023) New potent synthetic opioid— N-Desethyl Isotonitazene —proliferating among recreational drug supply in USA. Pennsylvania: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.

Center for Forensic Science Research & Education. (2022) N-Desethyl Isotonitazene. Pennsylvania: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.

NPS Discovery. (2022) NPS discovery toolkit: N-Pyrrolidino Etonitazene. USA: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). (2022) Novel non-fentanyl synthetic opioids: risk assessment and implications for practice. Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2022) ACMD report – A review of the evidence on the use and harms of 2-benzyl benzimidazole (‘nitazene’) and piperidine benzimidazolone (‘brorphine-like’) opioids. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Oja, Mikk and Kurbatova, Aljona and Abel-Ollo, Katri (2021) Key lessons from Estonia. The Netherlands: SO-PREP.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2020) Risk assessment report on the new psychoactive substance N,N-diethyl-2-[[4-(1-methylethoxy)phenyl]methyl]-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazole-1- ethanamine (isotonitazene) in accordance with Article 5c of Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2023) Synthetic opioid preparation. HSE update on the emergence of synthetic opioids on the Irish heroin market. URL: https://www.drugs.ie/synthetic_opioid_preparation/

HSE drugs.ie. (2023) Drug trend updates and warnings. URL: https://www.drugs.ie/drugs_info/drug_trend_updates...

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann debate. Questions 462 – Health services [opioid overdoses] [50594/23]. (21 Nov 2023)


HSE drugs.ie. (2024) HSE webinar: Safeguarding communities against nitazenes. Health Service Executive.

Scottish Drugs Forum. (2023) On alert: New opioids and benzos in Scotland’s drugs supply (SDF Webinar). Scottish Drugs Forum.


[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Drug dealers 'testing' heroin market with dangerous synthetics. (22 Feb 2024)

[Irish Times] , Kelleher, Olivia HSE issues alert about potent synthetic opioid being sold as heroin in Dublin and Cork. (03 Feb 2024)

[thejournal.ie] , Duffin, Tony Each fatal drug overdose is a preventable death. (20 Jan 2024)

[Irish Times] , Kelleher, Olivia ‘High-risk’ synthetic opioid being sold in Dublin and Cork as heroin, HSE warns. (13 Jan 2024)

[thejournal.ie] Drugs at centre of recent Dublin overdose cluster purchased 'across one strip of the city'. (21 Dec 2023)

[Health Service Executive] HSE risk communication - HSE monitoring emerging overdose situation in Cork City region. (08 Dec 2023)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Órla A potent synthetic opioid was found in the heroin that caused overdoses, but what are nitazenes? (15 Nov 2023)

Health Service Executive. [Health Service Executive] Nitazenes detected in heroin samples related to Dublin overdose cluster. (11 Nov 2023)

[Health Service Executive] HSE issues warning to heroin users following cluster of overdoses in Dublin. (09 Nov 2023)

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