Phenazepam abuse in Finland: findings from apprehended drivers, post-mortem cases and police confiscations.

@article{Kriikku2012PhenazepamAI,
  title={Phenazepam abuse in Finland: findings from apprehended drivers, post-mortem cases and police confiscations.},
  author={Pirkko Kriikku and Lars Wilhelm and Janne Rintatalo and Jukka Hurme and Jan Kramer and Ilkka Ojanper{\"a}},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={220 1-3},
  pages={111-7}
}
Phenazepam is a long-acting benzodiazepine that, unlike other benzodiazepines, is currently not scheduled as a narcotic in Finland, most other European countries or the USA. It is used as an anxiolytic, sedative-hypnotic and anti-epileptic, mainly in Russia. In Finland, as well as in some other countries, an increase in the unauthorized use of phenazepam has been observed in recent years. In the one year period between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 the prevalence of phenazepam in Finland was… CONTINUE READING
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