Issue Date: August 21, 2017 | Web Date: August 17, 2017
Secrets of stimulant abused in Middle East revealed
In the Middle East, the stimulant fenethylline is widely abused by young people. Terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State give it to devotees to enhance their aggression, alertness, fearlessness, motivation, and physical performance. And terrorists involved in the 2015 Paris attacks are suspected to have taken the drug.
When Kim D. Janda of Scripps Research Institute California learned about the fenethylline abuse issue, he wondered why addicts and terrorists latched onto the drug instead . . .
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