The aim of this report is to provide an overview of generic national health emergency responses to public health threats and to identify mechanisms that may be applicable to synthetic opioid preparedness. This inventory will enable us to learn from generic health emergency crises, such as food-borne diseases, flew pandemics, and environmental crises, as well as from the health emergency program EU Joint Action SHARP.
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of synthetic opioid preparedness protocols and strategies of different EU Member States and to identify needs and challenges across the EU. This will be done by means of a review of the literature and a questionnaire to the EMCDDA Reitox Focal Points, both investigating existing practices of synthetic opioid preparedness. In addition to that, the findings will be discussed with key experts in the field to identify needs and challenges in synthetic opioid preparedness.