US and Mexican controls on precursor chemicals may reduce cocaine and meth use in the US

Posted by on August 17, 2016 1:10 pm
Categories: health

In December 2006, the USA regulated sodium permanganate, a chemical essential to the manufacture of cocaine. In March 2007, Mexico closed a chemical company accused of illicitly importing more than 60 tons of pseudoephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor chemical. A new study has found that those events were associated with large, extended reductions in cocaine and methamphetamine users in the USA.

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