Swedes alarmed at ketamine misuse

@article{Awuonda1996SwedesAA,
  title={Swedes alarmed at ketamine misuse},
  author={Moussa Awuonda},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1996},
  volume={348}
}

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There is mounting evidence suggesting significant acute and long-term risks associated with the use of GHB, and an urgent need for international research on the patterns of use, health, and psychosocial consequences of this drug.

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    Journal of psychoactive drugs
  • 2000
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