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Synthetic Cannabinoids

Information about synthetic cannabinoids, highly potent and dangerous new psychoactive substances which have devastated the homeless community.

Some transparent ketamine crystals

Ketamine treatment for depression

A review and analysis of the ethical considerations in off-label ketamine use for severe, treatment-resistant depression. The review concludes that further restrictions around ketamine are not neccesary and provides a set of recomendations for oversight bodies that would support safe, effective, and ethical use.

A selection of ecstasy pills in a variety of colours from The Loop

Recreational MDMA testing - a European perspective

As high-purity/high-dose ecstasy pills return to the market and casualties rise, Oli Stevens discusses the roles testing can play. It can act as a harm reduction initiative, can it shape the composition of drug markets themselves?


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