Clinical experience with and analytical confirmation of “bath salts” and “legal highs” (synthetic cathinones) in the United States

  title={Clinical experience with and analytical confirmation of “bath salts” and “legal highs” (synthetic cathinones) in the United States},
  author={Henry A. Spiller and Mark Ryan and Robert G Weston and J Jansen},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={499 - 505}
UNLABELLED Recently, there has been a worldwide rise in the popularity and abuse of synthetic cathinones. [] Key MethodMETHOD This was a retrospective case series of patients reported to two poison centers with exposures to bath salts. Additionally, 15 "product samples" were obtained and analyzed for drug content using GC/MS. RESULTS There were 236 patients of which 184 (78%) were male. Age range was 16-64 years (mean 29 years, SD 9.4). All cases were intentional abuse.

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