EMCDDAEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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He also suggested the possibility of cooperation between the EMCDDA and the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) or the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The EMCDDA said that although cocaine prices had fallen in recent years, a gram of the white powder can still fetch up to 120 euros ($178) in some European countries.
This month, the EMCDDA participated as partner in CADAPs Third regional project steering committee meeting held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (16 February).
Comorbidity of substance use and mental health disorders in Europe, EMCDDA Perspectives On Drugs.
The EMCDDA strongly warns against cuts in health budgets as governments struggle to contain public expenditure.
In 2010, 41 of these new drugs were notified to the EMCDDA.
Ana Gallegos, of the EMCDDA, said the 41 new drugs identified last year included cannabinoids - designed to copy the effects of cannabis - and cathinones like mephedrone, which are similar to cocaine and ecstasy.
EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) (2006) Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union 1999.
EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel is in Brussels for an exchange of views with the European Parliaments Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).
Previous studies have shown that driving with the presence of drugs is a frequent occurrence (Barles, Escario, & Galbe, 2014; EMCDDA, 2007; Verstraete & Legrand, 2014), and the results should be analysed taking into account the different populations of drivers included in the study (general population, offenders, injured or killed drivers).
The EMCDDA report notes that ten people died in Cyprus in 2014 as a result of drug use, while in the EU, 6,100 deaths were attributed to drug overdose.
The EMCDDA notes that this drug had been placed under control in Europe following an EU risk assessment in 2002 and carries high risks of overdose.