Recommendations to schedule methylphenidate-based new psychoactive substances as Class B

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) have recommended to the UK Government to classify methylphenidate-based new psychoactive substances (NPS) as Class B substances in a new report.

The report, ‘Methylphenidate-related Novel Psychoactive Substances: A review of the evidence of use and harms’ contains the full list of proposed substances.

This includes ethylphenidate, which was subject to a Temporary Class Drug Order in June 2015 after recommendations from Police Scotland that it was causing damage to people who were using it in the Lothian area.

Click here to view the report in full.