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Identifying Novel Psychoactive Substances: NIJ-Funded Research in Action

The DEA has issued a notice of intent to publish a temporary order to schedule seven synthetic benzimidazole-opioid substances in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. In addition to information gathered from multiple other data sources reviewed by DEA regarding novel synthetic drugs, trend reports from NPS Discovery, which provide near real-time information regarding NPS prevalence, are referenced in the Federal Register Notice.