Detection and quantification of new designer drugs in human blood: Part 2 - Designer cathinones

Dominic Ammann, Jenny McLaren, Dimitri Gerostamoulos, Jochen Beyer

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In recent years, derivatives of cathinone, a naturally occurring beta-keto phenylethylamine, have entered the illicit drug market. These compounds have been marketed over the internet or in so-called head shops as a??legal highsa?? and have gained popularity among drug users. Numerous fatalities due to the abuse of these drugs in recent years have increased the need for their detection in human blood samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381 - 389
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Analytical Toxicology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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