Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances seized, consumed, and associated with deaths in Kuwait during 2018 and 2019 using GC-MS and LC-MS-MS

      Background: Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS, “legal highs”) are compounds designed to mimic existing established recreational drugs. They are becoming very popular worldwide, and consequently, the death rate associated with their use is increasing. Despite of the increased concerns about the adverse effects of using these substances, there is no published data on the subject in the Gulf region, in general, and more specifically, in Kuwait.
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