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Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone; ‘meow meow’): chemical, pharmacological and clinical issues
A state-of-the-art review on mephedrone history and prevalence of misuse, chemistry, pharmacology, legal status, product market appearance, clinical/management and related fatalities is provided. Expand
Mephedrone, new kid for the chop?
Mephedrone appears to be used primarily intranasally and to have comparable abuse potential to cocaine, with more than half those who use both reporting that mephedrone gives a better quality high. Expand
MDMA ('ecstasy') consumption in the context of polydrug abuse: a report on 150 patients.
Longer-term, larger dosage MDMA consumers were found to be at high risk of developing psychopathological disturbances and both the ecstasy suggested serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) neurotoxicity and the various methodological issues pertaining to this kind of large-scale clinical study describing people for whom MDMA is far from being the only drug of abuse are discussed. Expand
Novel psychoactive substances of interest for psychiatry
Novel psychoactive substances include synthetic cannabinoids, cathinone derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, novel stimulants, synthetic opioids, tryptamine derivatives, phencyclidine‐likeExpand
Potential Human Neurotoxicity of MDMA (‘Ecstasy’): Subjective Self-Reports, Evidence from an Italian Drug Addiction Centre and Clinical Case Studies
  • F. Schifano
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychobiology
  • 1 June 2000
An updated overview of the magnitude of the phenomenon of ecstasy abuse in Italy and other European countries is given and a tentative description of certain personological dimensions of ecstasy consumers is given. Expand
Is There a Recreational Misuse Potential for Pregabalin? Analysis of Anecdotal Online Reports in Comparison with Related Gabapentin and Clonazepam Data
1 „ReDNet‟ and „Psychonaut Web Mapping‟ Projects; University of Hertfordshire School of Pharmacy, Hatfield, UK 2 Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Department, Umberto I, “La Sapienza” University ofExpand
"Legal highs" on the net-Evaluation of UK-based Websites, products and product information.
Products marketed as "legal highs" are easily available from UK-based Internet retailers and are reasonably affordable and safety information provided to consumers is poor. Expand
Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine
The online availability of information on novel psychoactive drugs, such as methoxethanine, may constitute a pressing public health challenge and better international collaboration levels and novel forms of intervention are necessary to tackle this fast‐growing phenomenon. Expand
Impact of community pharmacy diabetes monitoring and education programme on diabetes management: a randomized controlled study
Diabet. Med. 29, e326–e333 (2012)
Diabetes mellitus and risk of dementia: A meta‐analysis of prospective observational studies
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between diabetes and the risk of all type dementia (ATD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD).