Information about PharMon NPS
Phar-Mon NPS -
Monitoring system of novel psychoactive substances
Phar-Mon (NPS) is a national information system that collects information on the use and abuse of novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceuticals in Germany. It is based on an interdisciplinary network, which enables the quick and reliable identification of new developments on a national level. This system also allows for the monitoring and reporting on issues related to the consumption of those substances.
Basic concepts and aims of the project
The key aspect of the project is to collect systematical and current data, as well as analyzing and evaluating the situation, the trends and the developments related to the consumption of novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceuticals. To fulfill this objective, a wide range of various data sources were included to obtain a comprehensive and needs-oriented overview. Different indicators and diverse methods were combined and lead to the formation of a network. This in turn, resulted in an adaptable system that enables routine data collection as well as flexible access to cutting-edge data sources.
The main aims of the project are:
Providing regular information on the situation, the trends and the developments concerning the consumption of novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceuticals
Building a professional network that deals with novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceuticals
Systematically collecting data and integrating already existing data sources
Reacting to up-to-date topics or problems in a flexible and prompt way
Contact: IFT Institut für Therapieforschung
Arbeitsgruppe Epidemiologie und Diagnostik
Dr. Daniela Piontek, Tessa-Virginia Hannemann
Tel: 089 360804-36
Fax 089 360804-69