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  • Burning of magnesium/Mg ribbon
    Podcast

    Magnesium oxide

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    You may have created it in a fiery flash or taken it to soothe a burning stomach. Simon Cotton on magnesium oxide

  • An image of a drug syringe and some cooked heroin on a spoon
    Podcast

    Desomorphine

    2014-07-09T00:00:00Z

    From potential painkiller to kitchen-cooked heroin replacement, Nate Adams tracks the history of desomorphine

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish
    Podcast

    Streptomycin

    2014-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: streptomycin

  • Hirudin leech close up
    Podcast

    Hirudin

    2014-02-26T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales investigates hirudin, a powerful anticoagulant found in leech saliva

  • Cone snail, Cyprus
    Podcast

    Conotoxins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales finds out how unique toxins found in deadly cone snail stings could herald the next generation of painkillers

  • Martin Shields/Alamy
    News

    Flu drug stockpile may be worthless

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    UK committee asks government to think again on Tamiflu as its effectiveness in a pandemic is in doubt

  • Soldiers in the trenches. Reconstruction of World War 2
    Podcast

    Potassium bromide

    2013-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Did chemistry help control tension in the trenches? Brian Clegg investigates potassium bromide

  • Dartboard with syringes and doctors
    Opinion

    Target acquired

    2013-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Knowing a drug’s exact biochemistry has never been a prerequisite for approval, says Derek Lowe, and nor should it be

  • drug-handling_shutterstock_300
    News

    'Scientific censorship' hamstringing psychoactive drug research

    2013-06-12T00:00:00Z

    New treatments for psychological disorders are being held back by government controls on recreational drugs

  • Woman purchasing khat in awaday khat market
    Podcast

    Cathinone

    2013-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces us to cathinone, the active ingredient in the stimulant Khat

  • Fox
    Opinion

    Moral molecules?

    2012-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Is there a case for regulating the ‘trust’ hormone?

  • 'Pink Elephants on Parade' LSD blotter
    Podcast

    LSD - Lysergic acid diethylamide

    2011-10-12T00:00:00Z

    The time- and sense-distorting chemistry of LSD

  • Methamphetamine or crystal meth
    Podcast

    Methamphetamine

    2011-09-07T00:00:00Z

    A mood enhancing molecule, Simon Cotton investigates the chemistry of Methamphetamine

  • A freshly-scored opium poppy seedpod bleeding latex.
    Podcast

    Morphine

    2011-08-24T00:00:00Z

    Pain relief: provided by nature, often abused

  • Intravenous drip
    Podcast

    Salvarsan

    2010-12-22T00:00:00Z

    Giving us the history behind the first man-made chemotherapy agent, Phil Robinson talks us through Salvarsan

  • cannabis plant
    Podcast

    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

    2010-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Akshat Rathi introduces one of the key psychoactive ingredients in cannabis