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Conad approves draft of the National Drug Policy Plan and resolution creating the Rapid Alert Subsystem on Drugs (SAR)

By: Agency Brazil

 

The draft of the National Drug Policy Plan (Planad) will be available for public consultation for 30 days, after publication on the platform edemocracy.gov.br. The draft was approved during the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the National Council on Drug Policies (Conad), held last Tuesday (3).

After consolidating the information and updating the document, a new version will be submitted to Conad.

The draft was based on a diagnosis involving 60 professionals from different bodies, with statistical analysis, indicators of drug, alcohol, tobacco and controlled medication consumption. The plan will direct public policies in the area of ​​reducing the demand and supply of drugs in the country over the next five years.

New Drug Alert

During the board meeting, a resolution was also approved creating the Rapid Alert Subsystem on Drugs (SAR) in Brazil. According to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the new mechanism makes it possible to identify the emergence of new psychoactive substances.

According to the Ministry's National Secretariat for Drug Policy (SENAD), the system will help police officers identify new drugs; it will be easier for experts to confirm the chemical composition of seized substances, and healthcare professionals will be able to identify a patient's symptoms. “The Federal Government will send to all the police, inspection agents, criminal experts and health professionals that are part of the subsystem, bulletins and reports aimed at the needs of each one of these target audiences”, explained SENAD.

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