Mephedrone: still available and twice the price

@article{Winstock2010MephedroneSA,
  title={Mephedrone: still available and twice the price},
  author={Adam R Winstock and Luke Mitcheson and John Marsden},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376}
}
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