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Thirty-Ninth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

The Thirty-ninth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, 6 – 10 November 2017.

At the meeting, the ECDD reviewed a number of psychoactive substances with potential for dependence, abuse and harm to health and make recommendations to the UN Secretary-General, on the need for and level of international control of these substances. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat at:

Meeting documents

39th ECDD Expert Committee members

Open session of the 39th ECDD

Interested parties will be invited to make presentations to an open session of the 39th meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.

39th ECDD technical documents

4. Critical Reviews of Psychoactive Substances

4.2 5F-ADB
4.3 4-fluoroamphetamine (4-FA)
4.5 Ocfentanil
4.6 Furanyl fentanyl (Fu-F)
4.7 Acryloylfentanyl (Acrylfentanyl)
4.8 Carfentanil
4.9 4-fluoroisobutyrfentanyl (4-FIBF, pFIBF)
4.10 Tetrahydrofuranylfentanyl (THF-F)
4.11 UR-144
4.12 5F-PB-22
4.13 Etizolam

5. Pre-Reviews of Substances

5.1 Pregabalin*
5.2 Cannabidiol*
5.3 Tramadol*

* Depending on the outcome of the pre-review, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) may proceed to a critical review at the same ECDD meeting"