Drug Hunters: Meet the Scientists Building a Library of Designer Drugs
Nov 17, 2017
The technology website The Verge recently published an article titled "Drug Hunters: Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs." The article describes the rise of novel psychoactive substances - new drugs, designed to mimic the effects of existing drugs, but modified in order to subvert drug laws. The article focuses on the role of forensic chemists in identifying and describing these drugs, often following health related emergencies.