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Intended and Unintended Use of Cathinone Mixtures
Introduction: Cathinones are one of the most popular categories of new psychoactive substances (NPS) consumed. Cathinones have different pharmacological activities and receptor selectivity for monoamine transporters based ...
Substance use and misuse - Legal highs
(Centre for Pharmacy Post Graduate Education (CPPE), 2016-09-21)
This is an update to the online course on substance misuse designed for post-graduate pharmacists. The update was reviewed by Public Health England and the CPPE. It was published by the CPPE in Sep 2016. It is accessed by ...
Novel Psychoactive Substances: : the pharmacology of stimulants and hallucinogens
There are increasing levels of concern relating to the rapidly evolving novel psychoactive substances/NPS and web markets’ scenarios. The paper aims at providing an overview of the clinical pharmacological issues related ...
Recent developments concerning the DRD Key Indicator in United Kingdom
(European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drugs Addiction, 2014-10-15)
‘Special M’ related fatalities in the UK.
Introduction: methoxetamine (MXE; ‘special M’) is a novel psychoactive substance that first appeared in 2010 as a legal alternative to ketamine and, despite now being a Class B drug, is still widely marketed via the internet ...
Legal highs: safe and legal heavens? : A study on the diffusion, knowledge and risk awareness of novel psychoactive drugs among students in the UK. ["Legal highs": paradisi sicuri e legali? Uno studio sulla diffusione, conoscenza e consapevolezza del rischio delle nuove droghe psicoattive tra gli studenti del Regno Unito].
Background. The recent emergence of new recreational drugs, combined with the ability of the Internet to disseminate information quickly, have raised a number of concerns in the fields of drug policy, substance use research, ...
The evolution and characteristics of UK deaths involving GHB and its analogues
Introduction: misuse of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and gamma butyrolactone (GBL) increased in Western countries from the early 1990s. The period since has seen a rising numbers of deaths. This presentation outlines the ...
"Spice", "Kryptonite", "Black Mamba": An overview of brand names and marketing stragtegies of Novel Psychoactive Substances on the Web
Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs) are often sold online as “legal” and “safer” alternatives to International Controlled Drugs (ICDs) with captivating marketing strategies. Our aim was to review and summarize such ...
Bupropion perceived as a stimulant by two patients with a previous history of cocaine misuse
Background and objective. Despite animal studies having shown a generalisation of the bupropion cue to cocaine, this drug has been used in cocaine abuse with mixed results. We here aimed at describing two cases which ...
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
Objectives MDAI (5,6-methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane; 6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[f][1,3]benzodioxol-6-amine; ‘sparkle’; ‘mindy’) is a psychoactive substance, sold primarily over the Internet and in ‘head’ shops as a ‘legal ...