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The Editor. (2010) What should be done about mephedrone? BMJ, 340, p. 1605.

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The recent deaths of two young men who are thought to have taken the β keto-amphetamine stimulant mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) have prompted urgent calls for the drug to be banned. As we write, there is no certainty that mephedrone caused these two deaths, but it may be implicated. Amphetamine-type stimulants are known to cause about 100, mostly accidental, deaths a year in the United Kingdom.

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International, Open Access, Article
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CNS stimulants, New psychoactive substance
23 March 2010
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p. 1605
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The Editor
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