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Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine.
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PMID:  22389078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
On the basis of the material available both in the scientific literature and on the web, this paper aims to provide a pharmacological, chemical and behavioural overview of the novel compound methoxetamine. This is a dissociative drug related to ketamine, with a much longer duration of action and intensity of effects. A critical discussion of the availability of information on the web of methoxetamine as a new recreational trend is here provided. Those methodological limitations, which are intrinsically associated with the analysis of online, non-peer reviewed, material, are here discussed as well. It is concluded that the online availability of information on novel psychoactive drugs, such as methoxethanine, may constitute a pressing public health challenge. Better international collaboration levels and novel forms of intervention are necessary to tackle this fast-growing phenomenon. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
Ornella Corazza; Fabrizio Schifano; Pierluigi Simonato; Suzanne Fergus; Sulaf Assi; Jacqueline Stair; John Corkery; Giuseppina Trincas; Paolo Deluca; Zoe Davey; Ursula Blaszko; Zsolt Demetrovics; Jacek Moskalewicz; Aurora Enea; Giuditta di Melchiorre; Barbara Mervo; Lucia di Furia; Magi Farre; Liv Flesland; Manuela Pasinetti; Cinzia Pezzolesi; Agnieszka Pisarska; Harry Shapiro; Holger Siemann; Arvid Skutle; Aurora Enea; Giuditta di Melchiorre; Elias Sferrazza; Marta Torrens; Peer van der Kreeft; Daniela Zummo; Norbert Scherbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human psychopharmacology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1099-1077     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Psychopharmacol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702539     Medline TA:  Hum Psychopharmacol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; Addictions Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK. o.corazza@herts.ac.uk.
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