Journal of Forensic Toxicology & PharmacologyISSN: 2325-9841

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Editorial, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Fighting the War on Drugs:What Weapons for Analysis and Detection?

Elise Champeil*
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Elise Champeil
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, New York, USA, 10019
Received: September 24, 2012 Accepted: September 26, 2012 Published: September 29, 2012
Citation: Champeil E(2012) Fighting the War on Drugs: What Weapons for Analysis and Detection?. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 1:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000e102


Fighting the War on Drugs: What Weapons for Analysis and Detection?

The abuse of drugs has become one of the most serious socialproblems in the world. According to the “United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime” (UNODC) latest report, between 149 and 272 million people used illicit substances at least once in the year 2008.The world population of “Problem drug users”, defined as regular users of illicit substances is estimated at between 15 and 39 million. Amphetamines, cocaine, opiates and cannabis are the most abused substances. In addition non-medical use of prescription drugs is reportedly a growing health problem in a number of developed and developing countries.

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