DEA bans components of spice, bath salts

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

The U.S. moved to ban key chemicals used in synthetic, or designer, drugs last week.

On Friday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published a final rule to permanently categorize 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone, or methylone, as a Schedule I substance, meaning it is highly dangerous and has no approved […]

Breaking down bath salts: Reports increasing in recent years

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Despite their retreat from the news recently, emerging designer drugs are a growing problem, according to recent reports.

The drugs, such as bath salts, K2 and spice, have received so much notice that at the end of June, the U.S. Congress classified 26 chemicals used to make […]