W-18, The High-Potency Research Chemical Making News: What It Is And What It Isn’t

A reportedly ultrahigh-potency street drug called W-18 has been garnering increasing press coverage since it was found in August 2015 in three of 110 pills thought to be fentanyl that were seized in a drug bust outside of Calgary. The western Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia had already been suffering from illegal trade in the potent opioid fentanyl, […]

Chemical weapons watchdog starts work on new chemistry and technology centre

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun building a new centre for chemistry and technology to address new and emerging chemical weapons threats, and support the capacity building of its 193 member states. The intergovernmental organisation signed a contract with the Dutch construction company Dura Vermeer to build the centre on 14 April. […]

Labeled “Research” Chemicals, Doping Drugs Sold Openly on Amazon.com

Healthcare & Life Sciences Partner Sam Louis was cited in an article published by The Markup examining the buying and selling of doping drugs on Amazon. The company bans injectable drugs, but an investigation by The Markup revealed 66 listings for them in August and September. Furthermore, the drugs found were not on the FDA’s approved drug list, and […]

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