NPS 5: Synthetic Stimulant Impairment

Course Description:
Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) continue to emerge at an alarming rate, posing considerable challenges to drug control legislation, chemical analysis of biological and drug samples, the study of drug symptomatology.

This course is a continuation of our series on NPS and will focus on novel synthetic stimulants. Learners will be provided with an overview of this drug class, associated trends, and discussion of their effects on behavior and performance. NPS hallucinogens and dissociatives will also be discussed

Example drugs in this class and example terminology: “Bath salts”, “Molly”, “Flakka”, synthetic cathinones, eutylone, methylone, ethylone, butylone, mephedrone, alpha-PVP, and more.
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Donna Papsun

Donna Papsun is a forensic toxicologist at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA. She has dual Bachelor of Science degrees from West Virginia University in Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Science and a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University. She is also certified as a Diplomate in Forensic Toxicology through the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and is a member of both the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Ms. Papsun has been with NMS Labs since 2008 and began employment in the laboratory as a bench analyst, before being promoted to a toxicologist in 2012. See full bio. 
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