BMF 46 - Amphetamines and designer drugs

The term designer drug refers to chemicals that are synthesised with the intention to bypass drug legislations. This is usually done by modifying the molecular structure without loosing the subjective effects one gets from the original drug. In the last decade there has been a massive increase in the amount of designer drugs sold via the internet.


Many of the chemicals fall under the various drug analogue legislations in certain countries, but most countries have no general analogue act or equivalent legislation. Novel compounds often fall outside of the law after only minor structural modifications.

The most important groups of designer drugs are amphetamine derivates like MDMA and other Ecstasy compounds, phenylcyclidin, fentanyl derivates, petidin derivates and designer cannabinoids, also known as Spice-compounds (See our BMF 44-Spice).

Also see our New Psychoactive Substance 2014 product catalogue

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