1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Analyses of second-generation ‘legal highs’ in the UK: Initial findings (2010)

Analyses of second-generation ‘legal highs’ in the UK: Initial findings (2010)

  1. catseye
    Simon D. Brandt, Harry R. Sumnall, Fiona Measham and Jon Cole

    Drug Testing and Analysis, 2010, 2:8, 377-382


    In the UK, mephedrone and other so-called ‘legal high’ derivatives have recently been classified as Class B, Schedule I under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Since then, alternative products have been advertised on a number of websites. In order to obtain an immediate snapshot of the situation, 24 products were purchased online from 18 UK-based websites over a period of 6 weeks following the ban in April 2010. Qualitative analyses were carried out by gas chromatography ion trap mass spectrometry
    using electron- and chemical ionization modes, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and comparison with reference standards....()


    naphyrone; legal high; NRG-1; NRG-2; mass spectrometry; forensic; clinical; cathinones