Synthetic Drugs: A “Viral” Outbreak

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Synthetic Drugs: A “Viral” Outbreak; Sharon S. Kelley, MS, PhD

“The synthetic drug abuse crisis reflects a number of similarities to a viral pandemic. The disease has spread rapidly throughout multiple countries via the assistance of a global carrier (the internet), with the virus mutation (analogue production) occurring at a pace that makes it difficult for agencies to quickly identify and regulate. Therefore, as in any disease outbreak, it becomes imperative for healthcare providers, scientists and law enforcement agencies to foster a mutual relationship of information exchange…”

For complete article go to The Journal of Global Drug Policy & Practice! VOLUME 9, ISSUE 4 – Winter 2015


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