Designer drugs: a medicinal chemistry perspective

@article{Carroll2012DesignerDA,
  title={Designer drugs: a medicinal chemistry perspective},
  author={F. Ivy Carroll and Anita H. Lewin and S Wayne Mascarella and Herbert H Seltzman and P Anantha Reddy},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={1248}
}
There are numerous medicinal chemistry reports in the literature describing the pharmacological properties of thousands of narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens, sedative‐hypnotic drugs, cannabinoids, and other psychoactive substances as well as synthetic methods for their preparations. This information, while essential for the advancement of science, has been used by clandestine chemists to manufacture and market an endless variety of analogs of so‐called designer drugs. In this review, we… 

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