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The Narcotics Laboratory

The narcotics laboratory at the Joint Research Centre provides scientific support to European Commission services in charge of new psychoactive substance legislation.

The stimulant drugs market is developing at an unprecedented pace. As a result, the JRC narcotics laboratory establishes harmonised methods and approaches to assist forensic, customs and public health agencies in identifying and collecting analytical data on new psychoactive substances.

Find out more on the identification of new psychoactive substances.

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