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2011-10-21 16:45:00

DEA has exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control and regulate chemicals commonly abused.

2011-10-13 18:33:05

Urgently needed tests which could help identify the manufacturers of designer 'legal high' drugs are being developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

2011-08-31 11:25:55

Scientists today reported development of much needed new tests to help cope with a wave of deaths, emergency room visits and other problems from a new genre of designer drugs sold legally in stores and online that mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana.

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2010-11-26 06:10:00

US authorities have banned chemicals that are used to make so-called "fake marijuana" that has been used as a legal alternative to pot.

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2006-02-08 00:10:00

Statistics point to a sharp rise in the use of synthetic drugs among young Turks. Social and economic changes, drug prices and tourism are blamed for a trend that has also altered traditional smuggling patterns in the mainly Muslim country.


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