Bath salts, a new era of designer stimulants

July 20, 2011

I have a post up over at Sb News on substituted cathinone stimulants, aka “bath salts” that discusses a Sunday New York Times piece on “bath salts”.

The short version is:

and also this.

[update: the post is now at]

No Responses Yet to “Bath salts, a new era of designer stimulants”

  1. kevin. Says:

    Which blog is the real, best blog? (Other than Fafblog)


  2. David Says:

    Both blogs are awesome. Equally. Just like the five kids you have and tell them you love them all equally.

    Readers must click on the Doonesbury link. I can’t believe it was 1985 and I can’t believe how close the final panel is to today’s situation. Pure genius Google-fu, my good man.


  3. drugmonkey Says:

    Past is prologue, eh Abel?


  4. drugmonkey Says:

    I mean “David”.

    …damn real names, mutter, mutter, grr, lawn, mutter


  5. Zeb Says:

    Where can I read these things? Gaaa


  6. […] Bath salts are the colloquial name for a class of products marketed similarly to synthetic marijuana but very different in chemical composition. While also smoked and snorted, bath salts contain one or more stimulant drugs called synthetic cathinones – specifically mephedrone (or 4-methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC) or MDPV (or methylenedioxypyrovalerone). My neuroscience researcher and blogger colleague DrugMonkey is an authority on these compounds and has written extensively at his blogs. This category search is a good place to start but this single post and its links are best. […]


  7. david moss Says:



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