Tox Tuesday: Pure cocaine on the rise in the United Kingdom

We’ve written previously about how drugs involved in the opioid epidemic, such as carfentanil and the deadly mixture known as “gray death,” are getting stronger. But opioids are not the only drugs on the street that are becoming more potent.

In the United Kingdom, authorities are warning that cocaine is being sold at increasingly high […]

Tox Tuesday: Nicotine and the world of e-cigarettes

It has become a very ordinary occurrence to see people going about their daily lives while puffing on an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, and leaving behind clouds of near-odorless fog in their wake. When compared to traditional cigarettes, these devices do not contain tobacco and therefore have been marketed as “less addictive” or “less harmful” […]

Tox Tuesday: Smart Drugs

Prescribed to millions each year, “smart drugs,” such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. These drugs work by combating the symptoms of the disorder allowing users to feel more focused, productive, and attentive toward everyday tasks.

However, it’s not just those diagnosed with ADHD […]

Tox Tuesday: Cotinine/Nicotine

Right off the bat, nicotine has a few strikes against it: it is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States; 10 people die per minute due to tobacco use; and 90% of lung cancer cases in men (and 80% in women) are caused by smoking.

So why is this potentially […]