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A New Wave of Designer Drugs, For Sale at Your Local Deli

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Dozens of synthetic psychedelics are legally flooding the U.S., sending thousands of thrill-seeking users into local E.R.s. But as the Senate seeks to ban this latest menace, crafty chemists have managed to stay a step ahead of the law. MORE  

Calgon, Take Me Away…In Cuffs

By Donel DeFreese

"Bath salts" may contain mephedrone, a psychoactive designer stimulant akin to the African drug khat. MORE  

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