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A laboratory approach to the control of cocaine in Bolivia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6569820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of the 4,196 samples of drugs seized and analysed at the Toxicology Laboratory of the National Bureau for the Control of Dangerous Substances during the period 1975-1982, 3,768 samples (89.8 per cent) contained coca paste, cocaine hydrochloride or related substances. Most of the samples analysed contained coca paste and came from La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. With a slight exception in 1980, the number of samples increased steadily over an eight-year period. The increase in the number of seizures of cocaine-related substances was a result of the growth in the illicit production of these substances, which began to assume larger dimensions in 1976. In many areas, coca-paste and cocaine-related problems are growing out of all proportion. The smoking of cigarettes that contain a mixture of tobacco and coca paste, popularly known as pitillos, is the most common form of drug abuse.
Authors:
M Morales-Vaca
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin on narcotics     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0007-523X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Narc     Publication Date:    1984 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-18     Completed Date:  1985-03-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984719R     Medline TA:  Bull Narc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bolivia
Chemical Phenomena
Chemistry
Coca / analysis
Cocaine / adverse effects,  analysis*
Drug and Narcotic Control / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods*
Humans
Laboratories
Ointments
Plants, Medicinal
Street Drugs / adverse effects,  analysis
Substance-Related Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ointments; 0/Street Drugs; 50-36-2/Cocaine

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