Rapid Drug Alert Subsystem (SAR)

The Rapid Drug Alert Subsystem (SAR) was established by the federal government on August 30, 2021, with the publication of Resolution No. 6 in the Official Gazette. It allows faster identification of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in Brazil.

The main objective of the SAR is to collect and produce data and information on drugs and, through monitoring, to detect, evaluate and respond to social and public health threats. The SAR works as a surveillance instrument that aggregates epidemiological data from the areas of health and public safety, as well as information on new psychoactive substances and other emerging drug phenomena, seeking to support decision-making processes and the development of rapid interventions.

To develop its activities, the SAR has a Technical Committee that defines criteria for inserting information into the Subsystem's database. This Committee, coordinated by the National Secretariat for Policies on Drugs and Asset Management of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (Senad/MJSP), has representatives from the National Secretariat of Public Security (Senasp/MJSP), Federal Police (PF), National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), National Secretariat for Care and Drug Prevention of the Ministry of Citizenship (Senapred/MC), and Federal Revenue Service of Brazil (RFB). The CdE provides technical support to the initiative through the provision of data, analysis and dissemination of knowledge, especially for the production of periodic SAR Reports.

Published reports:

  • First SAR Report - 19/01/2022

Classification and forms of control of NSP and the Brazilian SAR

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  • Second SAR Report - 07/03/2022

Supplementary information on the substance ADB-FUBIATA 

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  • Third SAR Report - 03/11/2022

The Information and Toxicological Assistance Centers (CIATox) in Brazil

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