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DEA has exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control and regulate chemicals commonly abused.
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.
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.
US authorities have banned chemicals that are used to make so-called "fake marijuana" that has been used as a legal alternative to pot.
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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