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2011-10-21 16:45:00

DEA has exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control and regulate chemicals commonly abused. Often marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food", these chemicals are dangerous and potentially deadly and represent an imminent threat to public health and safety, prompting DEA action. These chemicals mainly come from overseas and are commonly repackaged and distributed at the retail level. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

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. The drugs, known by names such as 'ivory wave' and NRG-1" and sold labelled as bath salts, plant food and incense, mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as amphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. Although these so-called 'designer drugs' can be dangerous, many have not yet been made illegal and are difficult to detect...

2011-09-10 07:00:00

The U.S. ban on 'bath salt' drugs soon taking effect will be a relief for suppliers and retailers of true bath salts everywhere. San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 As reported by WebMD Health News, dangerous designer drugs masked under the name of âœbath saltsâ will soon be illegal to sell or possess in the United States. This ban will take effect on October 8th, and though itâs a temporary ban lasting for twelve months...

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. They spoke at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week. The reports, among more than 7,500 on the ACS agenda, focus on drugs sold as "bath salts," "plant...

2011-01-27 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two designer drugs, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), are being sold over the Internet as "research chemicals," "plant food" or "bath salts." These fake products have nothing to do with real bath salts made by reputable health, cosmetic and personal care products companies. Real bath salts do not contain mephedrone, MDPV, or any other drug or drug-like substance. "The recent news report about the illicit distribution of mephedrone...

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2010-11-26 06:10:00

U.S. authorities have banned chemicals that are used to make so-called "fake marijuana" that has been used as a legal alternative to pot. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it was using its emergency authority to temporarily control the five chemicals used for products with the names "Spice," "K2," "Blaze," and "Red X Dawn," which are labeled as incense to mask their intended purpose. "Over the past year, smokable herbal blends marketed as being 'legal' and providing a...

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2006-02-08 00:10:00

By Selcuk Gokoluk ISTANBUL -- Emre is a successful university student with a promising future. He enjoys privileges most Turkish youngsters can only dream of. He has a car, takes overseas trips, and goes to a private college. And like a growing number of his peers, Emre regularly takes drugs. "It gives you a different point of view. You start to see the world from another angle," said Emre, who is in his early 20s and based in Istanbul. He declined to give his surname. Statistics point to a...


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