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Man dies after taking clinical trial drug- Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 18th, 2016.

A man died today after several days in a brain-dead state, after having an adverse reaction to a drug taken as part of clinical trial to establish the safety of the compound. The drug in question was a FAAH (Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase) inhibitor, manufactured by the Portuguese company Bial as a potential pain treatment. […]

Synthetic cannabis deaths in Australia – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 15th, 2015.

Two Australian men have died after suspected poisoning from a batch of synthetic cannabis. A 33-year old man from Queensland has died, and a second 41-year old man who was in critical condition has now also died, after suspected poisoning from a batch of synthetic cannabis. Both men fell ill in Mackay, in central Queensland, […]

Prescription drug found in synthetic cannabis product

John Kerr posted in on June 30th, 2011.

The Ministry of Health announced last week that a particular variety of the ‘synthetic cannabis’ smoking blends, Kronic – Pineapple Express, is being recalled due to the presence of a prescription drug. Herbal smoking blends treated with legal, psychoactive synthetic cannabinoids have been causing public debate over their effects and accessibility. Testing conducted by ESR […]

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