Archive for the ‘MCAT’ Category

Mephadrone just one of a new range of drugs

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Twenty four new psychoactive drugs were reported to the official European monitoring centre during 2009, the largest number ever reported in a single year.

All the new drugs were synthetic compounds, and included 9 cannabinoid (cannabis) like substances.

The growth in synthesised drugs, side-stepping current legal restrictions to enable fast market and internet sales of “legal highs” seems to have been the growth trend of 2009 with a reduction in MDMA in tablets sold as E’s and substitution with Piperazine mCPP like substances.

As the UK moves to legislate to cover these developments, the market will move to traditional criminal production and supply chains associated with established drug groups.

There is still no test available for any of these new drugs, making screening and detection difficult.

Mephedrone likely to be a class B drug when outlawed

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Heard on radio 2 today that another death of a young women at the weekend was linked with Mephadrone use.

Also read online this evening at Times online that the government chief drugs advisor has indicated that Mephadrone is likely to be a class B drug when outlawed.

 Mephadrone is also known as Meow Meow or Mcat

Click here to read the article at Times Online

For more info on Mephedrone and its side effect visit Talk to Frank

Cocaine purity levels down to as low as 2% and the rise of Mephedrone

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Reported purity levels of many drugs sold in clubs in the UK as Ecstacy and Cocaine are as low as 2% active drug.

Young users are suspected of switching to legal high drugs like Mephedrone, as they are perceived as safer, purer and better value.

Unfortunately the risks of Mephedrone are now being documented. Particularly of concern is very young users experimenting in unsafe environments such as parks, cemeteries etc, often in combination with alcohol Most are snorting (mephedrone is unpleasant to snort~ stinging) It can also be swallowed or smoked

Reported risks & side effects of Mephedrone include behaviour changes including paranoia, aggression and anxiety, some suspicions of dependency are developing with a recognisable withdrawl picture emerging.

The research backing up the professional and legal approach to these compounds is left playing catch up. There are estimated to be over 240 compounds being promoted as legal highs, with little data available on the pharmacology or even lists of the active constituents of the majority being available to health care providers and to date no simple means of detection for the majority of new compounds.

For more information on Mephadrone visit Drugscope

Mephedrone-what is it and is there a drug test to detect it ?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Over the last couple of months we have been asked this question repeatedly .

Initailly like many others we thought this was a mispelling of Methadone, but mephadrone is one a a group of new drugs that have hit the headlines over the last couple of months.

Mephadrone also known as ‘Meow Meow’ is a currently legal drug which gives a similar high to amphetamine & ecstacy. The drug is purchased as a white powder and is cheap and easily available to buy in the UK. The drug is also known on the streets as ‘Drone’ , ‘Bubble’ or ‘legal high’.

The UK government has been coming under increasing pressure to ban the drug. Mephadrone has been linked to several deaths including the death of a 14 year old girl in November and also to multiple hospital admissions & casualty attendances. Meow Meow has already been banned in Sweden, Finland, Norway & Israel.

Unfortunately as this is a relatively new drug we are not aware of any drug testing kit that will detect it. We will keep you updated as soon as a test becomes available.

Find out what the Sun newspaper had to say about Meow Meow today

Find out more info about Mephadrone (Meow Meow) at Telegraph newspaper online