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Testing for drugs of abuse in saliva and sweat.
α-PVP (“flakka”): a new synthetic cathinone invades the drug arena
TLDR
The existing analytical methodologies for the determination of α-PVP in biological and postmortem samples are summarized, and its current legal status is reported.
2C-I-NBOMe, an “N-bomb” that kills with “Smiles”. Toxicological and legislative aspects
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A comprehensive review of chemistry, availability, pharmacology, and toxicology of 2C-I-NBOMe, the N-benzyl-derivative of the iodo-substituted dimethoxy-phenethylamine, and the current legislation on this newly introduced drug are reviewed.
AH-7921: the list of new psychoactive opioids is expanded
TLDR
AH-7921 is a current public health risk, and better international collaboration, effective legislation and continuous community alertness are needed to tackle this current growing problem.
25B-NBOMe and its precursor 2C-B: modern trends and hidden dangers
Substituted phenethylamines are a class of designer drugs that hold a significant position in the drug abuse market. The most important substances within this class appear to be
Fenethylline (Captagon) Abuse - Local Problems from an Old Drug Become Universal.
TLDR
A review of all the existing knowledge of fenethylline, concerning its chemistry, synthesis, pharmacology and toxicology, legislation, its prevalence and use as drug of abuse, as well as its analysis in biological or seized samples.
Cardiovascular disease and drowning: autopsy and laboratory findings.
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The great majority of drowning victims are the elderly and men and cardiovascular disease was related to the death, either as a contributing factor, or as the cause of death.
5-(2-aminopropyl)indole: a new player in the drama of 'legal highs' alerts the community.
TLDR
5-IT is a phenomenon with global significance for public health as its use can lead to intoxication and fatalities, and better international collaboration, effective legislation and continuous community alertness are needed to tackle this current growing phenomenon.
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