A novel method for portable detection of potent drugs known as ‘bath salts’

Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” — which really aren’t meant for your daily bath — are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis for the first portable, on-site testing device for identifying the drugs. They report their advance in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry:

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-september-10-2014/a-novel-method-for-portable-detection-of-potent-drugs-known-as-bath-salts.html