For more severe cases of obesity, stronger drugs such as amphetamine and metamphetamine
may be used on a selective basis.
The measured concentration ranges in oral fluid (in [micro]mol/L) were as follows: amphetamine, 0.26-243 (n = 12); metamphetamine
, 0.24-84 (n = 8); MDMA, 0.15-13 (n = 5); MDA, 0.27-3.2 (n = 4); morphine, 0.040-11 (n = 12); codeine, 0.024-20 (n = 12); cocaine, 0.015-0.020 (n = 3); benzoylecgonine, 0.028 (n = 1); methadone, 0.83-0.85 (n = 2); diazepam, 0.0040-0.080 (n = 6); N-desmethyldiazepam, 0.010-0.15 (n = 4); 3-OH-diazepam, 0.010 (n = 1); oxazepam, 0.010 (n = 1); alprazolam, 0.010-0.20 (n = 5); zopiclone, 0.010-0.24 (n = 6); clonazepam, 0.0022-0.74 (n = 4); 7-aminoclonazepam, 0.0080-1.1 (n = 4); flunitrazepam, 0.0040-1.6 (n = 5); 7-aminoflunitrazepam, 0.0010-0.61 (n = 6); nitrazepam, 0.0030-0.012 (n = 4); and 7-aminonitrazepam, 0.00500.13 (n = 3).
In an effort to stem the production and use of metamphetamine
, the legislation, referred to as the "Combat Meth Act of 2005," will require retailers to sell over-the-counter remedies that contain pseudoephedrine from behind the pharmacy counter.
Effects of metamphetamine
on novelty-seeking behavior by mice.
Police on Friday seized about 45 kilograms of metamphetamine
hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu, during a raid on a drug laboratory in Manila's Quezon City that also led to the arrests of seven Chinese nationals and three Filipinos, a police report said.
But then it all went pearshaped for Baxter when he failed a drugs test for metamphetamine
Manila international airport police have detained a Filipino woman who tried to board a Tokyo-bound flight with $30 million worth of metamphetamine
hydrochloride hidden in the heels of her shoes, security officials said Thursday.
Drug pushers in Malaysia have found a new marketing strategy for selling metamphetamine
-- touting it as a slimming drug to weight-conscious women, the Star daily reported Tuesday.
The two cargoes containing 500 kilograms of metamphetamine
hydrochloride with an estimated cost of P4.3 billion were seized by operatives of the Philipine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and BOC at the Manila Inernational Container Terminal (MICT) on August 7.
From Deles, cops recovered 40mm grenade launcher, four sachets of suspected metamphetamine
with street value of P68,000, an undetermined amount of cash and drug paraphernalia.
Seized in the shabu laboratory were 22.509 kilograms of crystallized metamphetamine
hydrochloride or shabu and 359.75 kg of Ephedrine, both dangerous drugs under Philippine law.