Talking about Things You Don’t Understand

Some clarifications in response to some very confused statements over the past few days. 1.  Amphetamine is a particular molecule: It isn’t a category.  Stimulant is the category.  Amphetamine has nine carbon atoms, 13 hydrogen atoms and a nitrogen atom that are arranged in a very specific way.  There aren’t…

The Mayfield Mess: Distinguishing Meth from Legal Drugs

C’mon, will Chad Knaus please push the limits of the gray area so that I can write about something other than drugs? But that’s the big news (again) this week given that someone leaked that the drug Jeremy Mayfield tested positive for was methamphetamine. Amphetamine (C9H13N) is a psychostimulant. Methamphetamine…

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