The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) is a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program that systematically collects drug chemistry analysis results, and other related information, from cases analyzed by State, local, and Federal forensic laboratories (NFLIS-Drug). These laboratories analyze substances secured in law enforcement operations across the country. NFLIS-Drug offers a valuable resource for monitoring illegal drug abuse and trafficking, including the diversion of legally manufactured pharmaceutical drugs into illegal markets. NFLIS-Drug data are used to support drug regulatory and scheduling efforts and to inform drug policy and drug enforcement initiatives nationally and in local communities.
Since its inception in September 1997, NFLIS-Drug has become an operational information system that includes data from forensic laboratories that conduct analyses of about 97% of the Nation’s approximate 1.5 million annual drug cases. As of September 2018, NFLIS-Drug includes 50 State systems and 101 local or municipal laboratories/laboratory systems, representing a total of 277 individual laboratories. If your laboratory is interested in joining NFLIS-Drug, or if you have questions about the program, please contact us at DEANFLIS@rti.org.