Mephedrone - Chemistry Behind the Headlines 1

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"This video describes the organic chemistry of the 'legal high' drug mephedrone, otherwise known as MMCAT, meow and miaow. By considering the chemical structure of mephedrone, we try to gain an understanding of what this drug may do, and what problems may be associated with it. Mephedrone is sold as a legal high in the UK - this does not mean it is safe or non-addictive. Music by Marillion (Happiness is the Road).

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Music by Marillion - 'Wrapped up in Time' from the album 'Happiness is the Road'."

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"The harms and potential danger with taking drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine are well known, and these substances are related to those drugs. There is no evidence that [mephedrone] is a safer option."

Harry Shapiro, DrugScope

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