Review of synthetic cannabinoids and bath salts
May 21, 2012, 10:44 pm
Synthetic legal intoxicating drugs: The emerging ‘incense’ and ‘bath salt’ phenomenon. Cleve Clin J Med 2012 Apr;79:258:264.
This review of “synthetic cannabinoids” such as Spice and K2, and sympathomimetic “bath salts” such as MDPV and mephedrone, does a fairly decent job of discussing these topics, but relies on data that is at best about a year out of date.
Although the title states that the paper will cover “emerging” drugs, traditional hard-copy medical literature is just too cumbersome to keep up with current street drugs, which present an ever-moving target. Just about all the important material here has been covered long ago on TPR and other blogs and websites.
To read my Emergency Medicine News column on bath salts, click here.