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WHO expert committee on drug dependence.
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PMID:  24547667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This report presents the recommendations of a WHO Expert Committee responsible for reviewing information on psychoactive substances to assess the need for their international control. The report contains a summary of the Committee's evaluations of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and ketamine. GHB was recommended to be rescheduled from Schedule IV to Schedule II of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. The report also discusses the nine substances that were pre-reviewed: dextromethorphan, tapentadol, N-benzylpiperazine (BZP), 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) piperazine (TFMPP), 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP), 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine (MeOPP), 1-(3,4-methylenedioxybenzyl)piperazine (MDBP), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD). Of these, tapentadol, BZP, GBL and 1,4-BD were recommended for critical review. Issues identified for consideration at future Expert Committee meetings are also listed. Furthermore, the report discusses the use of terms, the use of pharmacovigilance data for the assessment of abuse and dependence potential, balancing medical availability and prevention of abuse of medicines manufactured from controlled substances, and improving the process for substance evaluation.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World Health Organization technical report series     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0512-3054     ISO Abbreviation:  World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903212     Medline TA:  World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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