cathinones

Synthetic Cathinone and Cannabinoid Designer Drugs Pose a Major Risk for Public Health

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Weinstein AM, Rosca P, Fattore L and London ED (2017) Synthetic Cathinone and Cannabinoid Designer Drugs Pose a Major Risk for Public Health. Front. Psychiatry 8:156. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00156
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As part of an increasing worldwide use of designer drugs, recent use of compounds containing cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids is especially prevalent. Here, we reviewed current literature on the prevalence, epidemiology, bio-behavioral effects, and detection of these compounds. Gender differences and clinical effects will also be examined.