Is the 5-iodo-2-aminoindan (5-IAI) the New MDMA?*Corresponding Author: Coppola M, Department of Addictions, ASL CN2, Viale Coppino 46 12051, Alba (CN), Italy, Tel: +390173316210, Fax: +390173420344, Email: [email protected]
Received Date: Aug 28, 2012 / Accepted Date: Sep 22, 2012 / Published Date: Sep 30, 2012
Citation: Coppola M, Mondola R (2012) Is the 5-iodo-2-aminoindan (5-IAI) the New MDMA? J Addict Res Ther 3:134.DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000134
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Between 1997 and 2011, more than 200 new substances have been officially notified in European Union via the Early Warning System with the largest number of compounds ever reported in a single year in 2011 (49 substances). In 2010, an internet snapshot anticipated the presence of 5-iodo 2-aminoindan (5-IAI) within the recreational drug market. In 2011, this compound, a psychoactive analog of p-iodoamphetamine, was identified in United Kingdom. The aim of this paper is to summarize the clinical, pharmacological and toxicological information currently available about this new potential recreational drug.