Fabrizio Schifano

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hertfordshire
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cocaine/crack cocaine consumption, treatment demand, seizures, related offences, prices, average purity levels and deaths in the UK (1990 - 2004)
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical Schools, School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 22:71-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Trapped in the "K-hole": overview of deaths associated with ketamine misuse in the UK (1993-2006)
    Fabrizio Schifano
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:114-6. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Misuse and abuse of pregabalin and gabapentin: cause for concern?
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Hertfordshire, School of Life and Medical Sciences, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
    CNS Drugs 28:491-6. 2014
  4. doi request reprint [Analysis of online reports on the potential misuse of benzidamine]
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Riv Psichiatr 48:182-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Suspected and confirmed fatalities associated with mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, "meow meow") in the United Kingdom
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:710-4. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Is urbanization a risk factor for substance misuse?
    Fabrizio Schifano
    University of Hertfordshire, Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical Schools, Hatfield, UK
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:391-7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint [New drugs of abuse on the Web: the role of the Psychonaut Web Mapping Project]
    Fabrizio Schifano
    University of Hertfordshire, School of Pharmacy
    Riv Psichiatr 45:88-93. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Smokable ("ice", "crystal meth") and non smokable amphetamine-type stimulants: clinical pharmacological and epidemiological issues, with special reference to the UK
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB UK
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 43:110-5. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone; 'meow meow'): chemical, pharmacological and clinical issues
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herftordshire, AL10 9AB, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 214:593-602. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine
    Ornella Corazza
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:145-9. 2012

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Cocaine/crack cocaine consumption, treatment demand, seizures, related offences, prices, average purity levels and deaths in the UK (1990 - 2004)
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical Schools, School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 22:71-9. 2008
    ..The present study being an ecological one, it proved difficult to address the role of confounding variables that may well explain some of the associations observed...
  2. doi request reprint Trapped in the "K-hole": overview of deaths associated with ketamine misuse in the UK (1993-2006)
    Fabrizio Schifano
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:114-6. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Misuse and abuse of pregabalin and gabapentin: cause for concern?
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Hertfordshire, School of Life and Medical Sciences, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
    CNS Drugs 28:491-6. 2014
    ....
  4. doi request reprint [Analysis of online reports on the potential misuse of benzidamine]
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Riv Psichiatr 48:182-6. 2013
    ..Its intake may be associated with hallucinations (mostly visual), sleeping disorders and euphoria. Only future, prospective, studies will confirm and better describe the benzydamine misuse potential...
  5. doi request reprint Suspected and confirmed fatalities associated with mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, "meow meow") in the United Kingdom
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:710-4. 2012
    ..We aimed here at analyzing information relating to the circumstances of mephedrone-related deaths in the United Kingdom...
  6. doi request reprint Is urbanization a risk factor for substance misuse?
    Fabrizio Schifano
    University of Hertfordshire, Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical Schools, Hatfield, UK
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:391-7. 2008
    ..In particular, the evidence of urbanization being a risk factor for substance misuse is examined...
  7. ncbi request reprint [New drugs of abuse on the Web: the role of the Psychonaut Web Mapping Project]
    Fabrizio Schifano
    University of Hertfordshire, School of Pharmacy
    Riv Psichiatr 45:88-93. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Smokable ("ice", "crystal meth") and non smokable amphetamine-type stimulants: clinical pharmacological and epidemiological issues, with special reference to the UK
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB UK
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 43:110-5. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone; 'meow meow'): chemical, pharmacological and clinical issues
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herftordshire, AL10 9AB, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 214:593-602. 2011
    ..Indeed, 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone; 'meow meow' and others) has been seen by some as a cheaper alternative to other classified recreational drugs...
  10. doi request reprint Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine
    Ornella Corazza
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:145-9. 2012
    ..Better international collaboration levels and novel forms of intervention are necessary to tackle this fast-growing phenomenon...
  11. doi request reprint Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of novel psychoactive substances in the EU: the outcomes of the ReDNet project
    Ornella Corazza
    School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 28:317-23. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Novel psychoactive substances as a novel challenge for health professionals: results from an Italian survey
    Pierluigi Simonato
    School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 28:324-31. 2013
    ..However, only little research has been carried out in identifying the health professionals' knowledge and expertise relating to the intake of these compounds...
  13. doi request reprint 5,6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane: from laboratory curiosity to 'legal high'
    Cathal T Gallagher
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:106-12. 2012
    ..This paper provides both an overview of the current state of knowledge of MDAI and a critical analysis of online available information relating to its psychoactive effects, adverse reactions and use in combination with other drugs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Designer drugs on the internet: a phenomenon out-of-control? the emergence of hallucinogenic drug Bromo-Dragonfly
    Ornella Corazza
    ReDNet Project School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 6:125-9. 2011
    ..Better international collaboration levels may be needed to tackle this novel and fast growing phenomenon...
  15. doi request reprint From "Special K" to "Special M": the evolution of the recreational use of ketamine and methoxetamine
    Ornella Corazza
    School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    CNS Neurosci Ther 19:454-60. 2013
    ..After 50 years of its discovery, KET has led to the emergence of MXE. However, this latter derivative does not appear to be a safer alternative to KET itself...
  16. doi request reprint Human factors in clinical handover: development and testing of a 'handover performance tool' for doctors' shift handovers
    Cinzia Pezzolesi
    University of Hertfordshire, School of Pharmacy, Hillside House, College Lane Campus, Hatfield AL10 9BS, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:58-65. 2013
    ..To develop and test a handover performance tool (HPT) able to help clinicians to systematically assess the quality and safety of shift handovers...
  17. doi request reprint Drops of madness? Recreational misuse of tropicamide collyrium; early warning alerts from Russia and Italy
    Francesco Saverio Bersani
    School of Life and Medical Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:571-3. 2013
    ..Over the last 2 years, tropicamide has been reported in both Russia and Italy to be self-administered intravenously (IV) for recreational purposes...
  18. doi request reprint 2-DPMP (desoxypipradrol, 2-benzhydrylpiperidine, 2-phenylmethylpiperidine) and D2PM (diphenyl-2-pyrrolidin-2-yl-methanol, diphenylprolinol): A preliminary review
    John M Corkery
    National Programme for Substance Abuse Deaths np SAD, International Centre for Drug Policy, 6th Floor Hunter Wing, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 39:253-8. 2012
    ..It is critical that any other cases, including non-fatal overdoses, are documented so that a scientific evidence-base can be established for them...
  19. doi request reprint MDAI (5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane; 6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[f][1,3]benzodioxol-6-amine; 'sparkle'; 'mindy') toxicity: a brief overview and update
    John M Corkery
    National Programme for Substance Abuse Deaths np SAD, International Centre for Drug Policy, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 28:345-55. 2013
    ..There is little scientifically based literature on the pharmacological, physiological, psychopharmacological, toxicological and epidemiological characteristics of this drug...
  20. ncbi request reprint Emerging drugs in Europe
    Esther Papaseit
    aHuman Pharmacology and Clinical Neurosciences Research Group, Neurosciences Research Programme IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute bUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona UDIMAS UAB, Barcelona, Spain cSchool of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK dAddiction Programme, Institut de Neuropsiquiatria i Addicions INAD, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 27:243-50. 2014
    ..g. synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, phenethylamines, piperazines, ketamine and phencyclidine-type substances, tryptamines). This article reviews the recent literature regarding emerging trends of NPS in Europe...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of an 18-month, NHS-based, treatment exposure for heroin dependence: results from the London Area Treat 2000 Study
    Fabrizio Schifano
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Am J Addict 21:268-73. 2012
    ..It is, however, of concern that alcohol and cannabis misuse levels remained unchanged...
  22. doi request reprint The recreational tryptamine 5-MeO-DALT (N,N-diallyl-5-methoxytryptamine): a brief review
    John M Corkery
    National Programme for Substance Abuse Deaths np SAD, International Centre for Drug Policy, 6th Floor Hunter Wing, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 39:259-62. 2012
    ..It is critical that any other cases, including non-fatal instances, are documented so that a scientific evidence-base can be established for this drug...
  23. pmc Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): a Study on Persian Language Websites
    Imanollah Bigdeli
    School of Psychology, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    Iran J Public Health 42:511-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the online availability of NPS in Persian language websites...
  24. doi request reprint Clinical handover incident reporting in one UK general hospital
    Cinzia Pezzolesi
    School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9BS Hatfield, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:396-401. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and characteristics of clinical handover incidents that occurred across a medium-size UK hospital...
  25. doi request reprint Near-death states reported in a sample of 50 misusers
    Ornella Corazza
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Hertfordshire, Pharmacy and Postgraduate Medical Schools, Hatfield, Herts, UK
    Subst Use Misuse 45:916-24. 2010
    ..Although results here described were elicited from a self-selected, nonrandomized, limited size sample of misusers, we suggest that recreational ketamine intake may be associated with occurrence of near-death related states...
  26. ncbi request reprint Online availability of dextropropoxyphene over time, 2003-2005
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Division of Mental Health Addictive Behaviour, St George s, University of London, United Kingdom
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:404-9. 2006
    ..The emergence of Internet as an unregulated source of controlled substances is an important development that may have significant public health implications. This issue needs to be dealt with at both international and national level...
  27. ncbi request reprint Importance of cyberspace for the assessment of the drug abuse market: preliminary results from the Psychonaut 2002 project
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Addictive Behaviour Section, Department of Mental Health, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:405-10. 2003
    ..Preliminary results of a search on MDMA and MDMA-like substances confirm that it is possible both to identify emerging trends and to provide information for prevention and appropriate intervention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cause and manner of death in drug-related fatality: an analysis of drug-related deaths recorded by coroners in England and Wales in 2000
    Lucy Webb
    National Programme of Substance Abuse Deaths, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 72:67-74. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant-related deaths and antidepressant prescriptions in England and Wales, 1998-2000
    Survjit Cheeta
    Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 184:41-7. 2004
    ..Deaths from antidepressants continue to account for a substantial proportion of drug-related deaths...
  30. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine mortality, seizures and prescription data in the UK, 1980-2002
    Fabrizio Schifano
    National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, np SAD, St George s, University of London, Division Mental Health Addictive Behaviour, London, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 20:343-8. 2005
    ..However, an increase in buprenorphine-related deaths since 1999 was identified and this may be an issue which should be carefully monitored over the next few years...
  31. ncbi request reprint New trends in the cyber and street market of recreational drugs? The case of 2C-T-7 ('Blue Mystic')
    Fabrizio Schifano
    Division of Mental Health Addictive Behaviour, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 19:675-9. 2005
    ..Projects aimed at designing more 'attractive' prevention websites should be planned and future studies should better assess the characteristics of those consumers who take advantage of the online information of hallucinogenic compounds...
  32. ncbi request reprint Neurological and psychopathological sequelae associated with a lifetime intake of 40,000 ecstasy tablets
    Christos Kouimtsidis
    Psychosomatics 47:86-7. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Ecstasy (MDMA, MDA, MDEA, MBDB) consumption, seizures, related offences, prices, dosage levels and deaths in the UK (1994-2003)
    Fabrizio Schifano
    National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 20:456-63. 2006
    ..Only medical death certificates and not coroners' reports at the end of their inquests were here analysed; no data were available in respect of other drugs use and toxicology results...
  34. pmc Fatal injuries while under the influence of psychoactive drugs: a cross-sectional exploratory study in England
    Adenekan Oyefeso
    National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, Division of Mental Health, Medical School, St George s, University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:148. 2006
    ..Studies of drug-related mortality rarely describe fatal injuries due to psychoactive drug intoxication (FIUI). The main aim of this study was to determine the nature, extent and pattern of FIUI...
  35. ncbi request reprint Low hospital admission rates following MDMA (Ecstasy) intake in Essen (Germany)
    Norbert Scherbaum
    Department of Addictive Behaviour and Addiction Medicine, Rhine State Hospital, University Hospital Essen, Germany
    Am J Addict 16:428-9. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Searching the Internet for drug-related web sites: analysis of online available information on ecstasy (MDMA)
    Paolo Deluca
    Section of Addictive Behaviour, Division of Mental Health, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Addict 16:479-83. 2007
    ..288; p = .022). This study represents the first systematic analysis of information available online on ecstasy. Implications for further research are discussed...
  37. pmc Review of deaths related to taking ecstasy, England and Wales, 1997-2000
    Fabrizio Schifano
    National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 326:80-1. 2003