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Drug of Abuse: Precursor Chemicals

Author Affiliations

  • 1Amity University, Noida, U.P., INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 89-91, May,18 (2015)

Abstract

These days precursor chemicals are one of the most common cause of drug abuse problems worldwide. Most of the cases are reported in past few years in forensic labs in which ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine were detected. Since reports predict about new harmful substances which are being emerging with unfailing regularities of drug scene, it is now challenged to speed and creativity in the analysis of these new psychotropic substances. This is an alarming drug problem arising in inflating rate. But, these drugs are sold via the internet and show more deleterious effects than other traditional medicines. The limitless scope to change the composition of chemical structure of new psychotropic substances and formulations shows outpacing exploration into international control. In this paper an determined attempt has been inculcated to show the factors and causes responsible for inflating abuse of these precursor chemicals.

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