Volume 23, Issue 2 (April 1978)

    Heroin Abuse and a Gas Chromatographic Method for Determining Illicit Heroin Samples in Singapore

    (Received 18 July 1977; accepted 27 September 1977)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    In the last few years the pattern of drug abuse in Singapore (an island city-republic with a land area of 584 km2 and a population of 2.3 million) has undergone dramatic changes. The changing pattern resulted in the introduction in 1973 of the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) to replace the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, which were found to be inadequate. The abuse of Mandrax (methaqualone) rose to a high point in 1973 and 1974 [1] but tapered off to almost nil in 1976. However, during this period there was an alarming increase in heroin abuse.


    Author Information:

    Lim, HY
    Head and scientific officer, Narcotics Laboratories,

    Chow, ST
    Head and scientific officer, Narcotics Laboratories,


    Stock #: JFS10763J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10763J

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    Title Heroin Abuse and a Gas Chromatographic Method for Determining Illicit Heroin Samples in Singapore
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    Committee E30