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Ruttenber AJ. 
“Stalking the elusive designer drugs: Techniques for monitoring new problems in drug abuse”. 
Journal of Addictive Diseases. 1991;11(1):71-87.
Describes the designer drugs that have been popular in the 1980s, documents instances of their occurrence in US communities, and discusses ways to provide surveillance and public health intervention for the drugs that produce severe health problems. The drugs include analogs of fentanyl, meperidine, amphetamines and other stimulants, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, and phencyclidine. Recommendations include establishing criteria for reporting the appearance of designer drugs and their adverse health affects, improving the current network of government agencies that are affected by designer drug production, and establishing services such as the Up Front Drug Information Service. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)
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