Friday, 25th July 2014

Research Articles

Research articles about drugs and historical information.

Ketamine Usage in the UK 1998-2002


Ketamine(2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)- cyclohexanone) is one of a class of drugs known as dissociative anaesthetics,other drugs in this class include phencyclidine (PCP/angel dust), dextromorphan, and nitrous oxide). Ketamine is widely used in veterinary medicine. Tablets containing ketamine are commonly found on the illicit market, either masquerading as ecstasy or sold as Ketamine itself (known by devotees as special-K).

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Ibuprofen & Asthma

 

The British National Formulary describes Ibuprofen as follows:

General: "Ibuprofen is a propionic acid derivative with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. It has fewer side-effects than other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) but its anti-inflammatory properties are weaker. Doses of 1.6-2.4g daily are needed for rheumatoid arthritis, and it is unsuitable for conditions where inflammation is prominents such as acute gout."

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Licensing Drugs - A Thinkable Solution

 

Originally published by Police Review 3 June 1994.

 

When Commander John Grieve of the Metropolitan Police suggested that 'licensing' the possession & supply of all illegal drugs should be studied, he called it 'time to think the unthinkable'.

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Usual Drug Purchasing behaviour

Quantity of drugs normally purchased and amount normally spent per purchase

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If... Drugs Were Legal

 

IF is a series of BBC2 drama documentaries, one of which was IF drugs were legal.

Programme Description

 

London five years after drug prohibition. Clubs and bars are now licensed to sell drugs including ecstasy and cannabis: cocaine and heroine are available on prescription. Government control means quality and safety. But then a girls dies from taking an unidentified drug, the new system is bought into disrepute and a murder investigation is launched. Drama documentary based on rigorous research and interviews with experts in the field.

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