Lecture 11

Lecture 11 - Drugs History of Drugs Government restriction...

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Drugs3/10/08 History of Drugs Government restriction Harrison tax act (1914) : outlawed opiates and cocaine. o Mostly due to a trade war with china Several laws related to marijuana, alcohol (prohibition), heroin, etc. Controlled substances Act (1970) Created several Classes of drugs o Schedule I (heroin, marijuana, LSD): no medical use o Schedule II-V: Various restrictions on medical use. Eg. Cocaine, amphetamine = schedule II o Some psychoactive drugs not scheduled (eg. Prozac) History of Drug abuse in the US Resurgence of methampethamine: crank, ice, crystal meth, essential super verion of cocaine Designer drugs recently outlawed: derivatives of ampethamine MDMA (3,4 methylendeioxymethamphetamine, extasy) derieved from amphetamine by Merck as an appetite suppressant, a mild, addictive hallucinogen, stimulant, and anti depressant drugs. Since 1966, they have been trying to catch up to outlaw ‘analogue’ drugs Fentanyl (china white) 200_ times potent as heroin
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