There has been an avalanche of new recreational drugs hitting the streets recently. Apart from a few anecdotal reports, most of the information available to clinicians comes from those involved in drug culture. Given these limitations, treatment of toxicity from these new recreational drugs should be guided by the clinical manifestations and the known pharmacology of these agents. They're coming to an ED near you soon - are you ready?
Mephedrone is a new stimulant drug being abused on the street, and has recently been discovered in Australia. The following review provides emergency clinicians with assessing managing patients under the influence of mephedrone.