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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.


Item Type:Article
Date:23 March 2010
Page Range:p. 1605
Corporate Creators:The Editor
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > CNS stimulants > Synthetic cathinones > Mephedrone
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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