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Identifying ‘Designer’ Drugs Taken by Overdose Patients

Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they’re hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic “designer” drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment.

Watch as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Graduate Student Greta Ren explains these developments live from the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society:

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