alexa The detection of mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) in 4 fatalities in Scotland.


Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Author(s): Torrance H, Cooper G

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Mephedrone, a cathinone derivative, known to users as “MCAT”, “meow meow” or “bubbles” has had considerable exposure in the media within the United Kingdom following a series of deaths thought to be related to mephedrone misuse. Mephedrone is structurally similar to other amphetamine type drugs and has stimulant properties likened to “ecstasy” (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA) [1]. Mephedrone was freely available to buy legally and without restriction as “plant food” and could be purchased over the internet or from “legal high” shops throughout the UK and Ireland.

This article was published in Forensic Sci Int. and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology

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