'As we speak, those involved in the illegal drug trade are continuously creating new designer drugs
using different compounds and combinations,' De Vera said.
C.) Have students use the TPB to analyze influences that may impact individuals using or thinking about using designer drugs
. First, have students self-evaluate.
are produced by combining "different chemical components in an artisanal procedure, completely lacking safety regarding manipulation [of substances].
Sauve, medical director of TMS Neuro-Health Centers of Richmond and Charlottesville, both in Virginia, said designer drugs
have grown in popularity in recent years because they are perceived as legal alternatives to illicit substances.
Though designer drugs
have been around for decades, there's been a recent surge in new compounds, says Jill Head, a forensic chemist at a DEA research lab in Dulles, Va.
Synthetic cannabinoids are one of the most prevalent and quickly evolving of the designer drugs
. Initially developed as therapeutic agents to mimic the effects of cannabis, the unwanted psychoactive properties make these compounds extremely toxic--up to 700 times more potent than THC.
Michael Schwartz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bring attention to a new designer drug
being used as an alternative to marijuana.
Identification of two new-type synthetic cannabinoids, N-(1-adamantyl)-1-pentyl-1Hindole-3- carboxamide (APICA) and N-(1-adamantyl)-1-pentyl-1Hindazole-3-carboxamide (APINACA), and detection of five synthetic cannabinoids, AM-1220, AM-2233, AM-1241, CB-13 (CRA-13), and AM-1248, as designer drugs
in illegal products.
A review and update on these designer drugs
is published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
It was reported yesterday that the collaboration is aimed at further advancing the identification and characterisation of 'designer drugs
A FORMER footballer has been jailed for dealing designer drugs
The drug Bath Salts featured in this story is one of the new designer drugs
that had been sold from retail establishments in the past couple of years.