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Novel psychoactive substances - Methods for identification, predictive modelling software and an experimental design

Rutherford, Benjamin (2017) Novel psychoactive substances - Methods for identification, predictive modelling software and an experimental design. Masters by Research thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

In recent years novel psychoactive substances (NPS) have begun to pose a serious threat to public health and safety. Not only because of their dramatic increase in production and the reported increase of their abuse, but because of their ability to circumvent legislation and the difficulties involved in attempting to identify them. This literature review discusses NPS, the more prevalent classes of NPS, and current methods used for identifying them. The potential for algorithm based predictive modelling software as a technique for identifying NPS will also be investigated.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Research)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Supervisor: Speers, James and Coumbaros, J.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/39825
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