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Mephedrone legal high made illegal?

Posted by David Bradley on March 4th, 2010
Mephedrone (2-methylamino-1-p-tolylpropan-1-one), also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), 4-methylephedrone, "meow meow", "Miaow", is a stimulant and entactogen drug of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone chemical classes. It is reported to be contained in some so-called legal highs and is sometimes sold mixed with methylone, also known as Bubbles. Currently in the news Authorities in the Channel Island ...

Acetominophen and kidney failure

Posted by David Bradley on February 24th, 2010
Acetominophen (paracetamol)Acute kidney failure is a relatively common effect of muscle injury, whether crushing or exercise induced. Now, researchers at the University of Essex in England have discovered that the commonly used painkiller acetominophen (paracetamol in the UK) can protect against kidney failure by blocking the effects of free-radicals produced when myoglobin and ...

Carisoprodol Soma

Posted by David Bradley on September 15th, 2009
Carisoprodol SomaApparently, WWE's Jeff Hardy has been embroiled in a drugs scandal related to prescription drugs such as carisoprodol (Soma) and steroids. Allegedly, "excessive" amounts of these and other substances were found in his home. Jeff Deville's column on PWTorch defends the amounts reported. You can read more about Carisoprodol the muscle relaxant ...