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Cannabis; epidemiological, neurobiological and psychopathological issues: an update
Cannabis is the illicit drug with both the largest current levels of consumption and the highest reported lifetime prevalence levels in the world. Across different countries, the prevalence of cannabis use varies according ...
Legal highs : a problem of definitions?
Suspected and confirmed fatalities associated with mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, meow meow) in the United Kingdom
Background: International media have been reporting about fatalities allegedly related to mephedrone, a popular recreational stimulant, but now a proportion of them have been confirmed. We aimed here at analyzing information ...
Deaths of opiate/opioid misusers involving dihydrocodeine, UK, 1997 - 2007
Although its effectiveness is somewhat controversial, it appears that dihydrocodeine (DHC) is still prescribed in the UK as an alternative to both methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opiate addiction. Purpose ...
'Bundle of fun' or 'bunch of problems'? : Case series of khat-related deaths in the UK
Twenty million people worldwide use khat (Catha edulis). Previously confined to Eastern Africa and Arabia, consumption is spreading to other regions. Chewing khat leaves releases the stimulants cathinone and cathine. Khat ...
An index of fatal toxicity for drugs of misuse
Objective : To determine the lethal toxicity of five commonly-used illicit substances by relating the number of associated deaths to their availability. Methods : An index of toxicity was calculated for each of five drugs ...