Mechanism of action of two new synthetic drugs unravelled for the first time

22 abril 2015

Substances such as 4-MEC and 4-MEPP belong to the category of new hybrid cathinone derivatives and have a highly stimulant and euphoria-inducing effect, similar to the synthetic drug mephedrone, which was banned in Austria five years ago. Until now, the mechanisms by which these two drugs worked have been unknown. Scientists have now been able, through an international cooperation agreement, to unravel this mechanism for the first time.