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A Straight Look at 10 Hyped Highs

The market for legal—or until recently legal—highs is booming. A recent report by the EU’s drug agency, for example, shows that it is currently …

Date rape drug sensor

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Family left heartbroken as 25-year-old son is killed by cocktail of lethal legal highs

A YOUNG man who collapsed while drinking with pals has become the latest Scots victim of so-called legal highs. Antony Storrie died in hospital a day …

Novel psychoactive drug use among younger adults involved in US nightlife scenes. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS:<p>The emergence of novel psychoactive substances has been reported in clinical studies and recent studies of users. The use of …

Using Internet Snapshot Surveys to Enhance Our Understanding of the Availability of the Novel Psychoactive Substance Alpha-methyltryptamine (AMT).

2013 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print]<p>11Clinical Toxicology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners , London , …

Intranasal Substituted Cathinone “Bath Salts” Psychosis... : Journal of Addiction Medicine

From the University of Virginia School of Medicine (EWG and CPH), Charlottesville; Center for Wellness and Change (EWG), Charlottesville, VA; …

A cluster of deaths involving 5-(2-aminopropyl)indole (5-IT).

2013 Oct;37(8):542-6. doi: 10.1093/jat/bkt058. Epub 2013 Jul 9.<p>11Department of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology, National Board of Forensic …

Characteristics of the designer drug and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist AM-2201 regarding its chemistry and metabolism.

2013 Jul;48(7):885-94. doi: 10.1002/jms.3229.<p>1Institute of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Albertstr. 9, …

Fake ecstasy linked to deaths in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Police say the deaths of up to 17 people in Scotland and Northern Ireland may be linked to fake ecstasy tablets.<p>They have warned users they risk playing "Russian roulette" with their lives following the death of the latest victim on Tuesday.<p>James Cook reports.

The drug with many names ... but all can deal death

The deaths of seven Scots and eight people in Northern Ireland have been linked to the Green Rolex pills, which have bear a crown or castle logo.<p>But …

A chemist in the US has been found guilty of killing her husband with thallium obtained from the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) lab where she worked. …

RT @drugsmeter: Forensic analysis of drugs seized at Glastonbury: goodies and baddies #GHB powder? @LifelineProject http://t.co/lwzkG9xgf0

Landmark conviction as market trader who sold 'legal high' synthetic cannabis to schoolboy, 16, is found guilty

• Hamayan Parwani, 37, sold intoxicating substance from his stall in Leeds<br>• Handed a 12-month conditional discharge at Leeds Magistrates' Court<br>• West …

Cannabis

PMA: 'not just another drug scare story'

Last week, an inquest into the death of Travis Barber, a 19-year-old gym instructor from Salford Greater Manchester, highlighted the danger of a drug …

Cannabis psychosis admissions rose in England after drug reclassified to Class B

Research has suggested that the number of hospital admissions for psychosis caused by cannabis use started to decline after its classification was …

Screening for synthetic cannabinoids in hair by using LC-QTOF MS: a new and powerful approach to study the penetration of these new psychoactive su... - PubMed

2014 Jan;54(1):22-7. doi: 10.1177/0025802413477396. Epub 2013 Jul 10.<p>Screening for synthetic cannabinoids in hair by using LC-QTOF MS: a new and …