Designer Drugs

A designer drug is a structural or functional analog of a controlled substance that has been designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the original drug, while avoiding classification as illegal and/or detection in standard drug tests. Designer drugs include psychoactive substances that have been designated by the European Union as new psychoactive substances (NPS) as well as analogs of performance-enhancing drugs such as designer steroids. Some of these were originally synthesized by academic or industrial researchers in an effort to discover more potent derivatives with fewer side effects and were later co-opted for illicit use.
Posts about Designer Drugs
  • Law, Drugs, Addiction, Death.

    …: AA and Beyond, published on July 13 in Above The Law. This article discusses a second-year associate’s path of alcohol abuse that ramped up in law school, enhanced by designer drugs and speed. The law student is now a litigation associate in a New York firm. He is five years’ sober–alive and, in his words, “shimmying out of this miserable goddamn…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 17 readers -
  • What is Flakka? | The Truth About A-PVP

    … Not Even Once Is Flakka as Dangerous as it Sounds on the News? Yes and no, but mostly yes. Let’s start with what exactly flakka is. Flakka is alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, but let’s call it A-PVP. A-PVP is a cathinone. Flakka is a Schedule I Controlled Substance under Florida Statute Chapter 893.03 which means that there is no currently…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 77 readers -
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