Mephedrone Concentrations in Cases of Clinical Intoxication.

  title={Mephedrone Concentrations in Cases of Clinical Intoxication.},
  author={E Papaseit and Eul{\`a}lia Olesti and Rafael de la Torre and Marta Torrens and Mag{\'i} Farr{\'e}},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={23 36},
BACKGROUND Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC), a ring-substituted synthetic cathinone derivative has become established as a permanent illicit drug in the dynamic new psychoactive substances (NPS) scene. OBJECTIVE This review summarizes current knowledge on mephedrone concentrations in biological samples from cases of acute intoxications (fatal and non-fatal), pharmacokinetics studies, wastewater and anonymous pooled urine analysis in order to provide an overview of the reliable… CONTINUE READING