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designer drugs

Etymology: L, de + signare, to mark
synthetic organic compounds that are designed as analogs of illicit drugs, with the same opioid or other dangerous effects. Because designer drugs are generally not listed as controlled substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, prosecution of manufacturers, distributors, or users is frequently difficult.

designer drugs

Modifications of existing psychoactive drugs so as to produce seemingly new drugs not covered by prohibitive legislation. Designer drugs are produced in secret laboratories for profit and without regard to their dangers.

designer drugs,

n.pl the synthetic organic compounds that are designed as analogs of illicit drugs and have the same narcotic or other dangerous effects.
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In October 2011, components of designer drugs, including synthetic cannabinoids and the major constituents of bath salts, were categorized as emergency Schedule I substances.
It is difficult to know the best way to combat this problem, but the approach of using networks such as the National Drug Early Warning System and the American Association of Poison Control Centers has the potential to prevent local epidemics from spreading, which means that developing the capability to detect designer drug use in patients is an important priority.
Like many designer drugs, spice has its origins in the scientific literature, Huestis says.
As designer drugs and new variations of drugs continue to enter the market, clinical laboratories need to broaden their test menus to keep up.
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Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) now have the ability to test for the illegal compounds found in spice, bath salts, and other designer drugs.
Because designer drugs evolve constantly, they frequently can evade currently available structure-based drug screens.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is seeking new ways to detect use of so-called designer drugs such as K2, Spice, and Bath Salts, based on their effects on the human body.
A spokesman said: "The detainees are members of one of the most active gangs on the island which is the main supplier of cocaine and other designer drugs around the clubs and bars.