Search Results for ‘bzp’

Does the “party pill” BZP affect the kidney?

June 30, 2012, 7:44 pm

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Nephrotoxicity of recreational party drugs. Berney-Meyer L et al. Nephrology 2012;17:99-103.

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Stimulant “party drugs” such as MDMA (ecstasy), N-benzylpiperazine (BZP), and the various ingredients that can be contained in “bath salt” preparations can produce a wide variety of adverse effects, including renal toxicity. Usually these effects are secondary to hyperthermia and hyperactivity, causing rhabdomyolysis and acute …

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“Party pills”: review of BZP and TFMPP

April 26, 2011, 8:35 pm

Benzylpiperazine (BZP)

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The clinical toxicology of the designer “party pills” benzylpiperazine and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine. Schep LJ et al. Clin Toxicol 2011 Mar;49:131-141.

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This article reviews the medical literature concerning — and tells you more than you probably want to know about — benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP), two chemicals with syngergistic actions often used together to mimic the effects of …

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TPR Podcast Episode #6: I’m tripping and I can’t get down

October 6, 2014, 11:52 pm

Although summer is over and the polar vortex is knocking at the door, in this episode of the TPR podcast we look back at massive summer music festivals and the drugs which can be encountered among attendees. Theresa Kim, Leon Gussow, and guest discussant Dr.Tim Erickson cover agents such as synthetic cathinones ("bath salts"), piperazine compounds, GHB, methoxetamine, and "N-bomb."

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NJ thallium murder, laundry pods repackaged, Dr. Oz claims redemption: Weekly Web Review in Toxicology

July 14, 2013, 2:14 pm

 

Was Dr. Oz right about arsenic and apple juice?: In 2011, Dr. Mehmet raised questions about levels of arsenic found in some commercial apple juices on his syndicated TV show.This week, ABC News reported that, for the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was considering establishing limits on the amount of inorganic arsenic allowed in apple juice. …

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Methoxetamine: a designer ketamine analogue

March 15, 2012, 11:04 pm

Methoxetamine

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Ketamine-like Effects After Recreational Use of Methoxetamine. Hofer KE et al. Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jan 9 [Epub ahead of print]

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Methoxetamine (MXE) is an analog to ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP). It has to date not been restricted in many jurisdictions and is sold over the internet as a “research chemical”. It goes by several street names, including:…

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“Legal Highs”: new psychoactive drugs

January 23, 2012, 1:25 am

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“Legal Highs” – novel and emerging psychoactive drugs: a chemical overview for the toxicologist.  Gibbons S Clin Toxicol 2012;50:15-24.

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“Legal highs” are chemicals that have structural and pharmacological similarities to controlled substances. They are often sold and labelled as innocuous products such as “bath salts”, “plant food”, or “pond cleaner”, with warnings that they are not for human consumption. …

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The science of designer drugs: essential review

October 8, 2011, 12:07 pm

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Clinical toxicology of newer recreational drugs. Hill SL, Thomas SHL Clin Toxicol 2011;49:705-719. 

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This essential article will probably be of most interest to chemical structure geeks (like me) and academics, but it is the best review I know that gets granular about the pharmacology of the many new designer drugs.

The authors did a comprehensive review of published medical …

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DMAA: A new party pill

January 8, 2011, 12:00 am

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Another bitter pill: a case of toxicity from DMAA party pills. Gee P et al. N Zeal Med J 17 December 2010;123:124-127.

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Since 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) was banned in New Zealand, stimulant “party pills” have frequently contained dimethylamylamine (DMAA). Although this drug was patented and marketed in the 1950s as a nasal decongestant, there is little known about its effects …

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Ecstasy Mimics: The NYC off-white Obama logo tablets contain the real stuff

December 12, 2009, 3:07 pm

obama_ecstasyA recent post by Richard Metzger on Brand X site questions whether the widely reported samples of ecstasy tablets shaped like President Obama’s head actually contained the drug (MDMA). He mentioned a recent seizure of this product in North Carolina that — upon analysis by GC/MS — was shown to cotain BZP (benzylpiperazine), TFMPP (trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine)  and caffeine.

However, his reporting …

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