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.

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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and mephedrone, does a fairly decent job of discussing these topics, but relies on data that is at best about a year out of date.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.

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To read my Emergency Medicine News column on bath salts, click here.




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