Patterns of Methylphenidate Use and Assessment of Its Abuse among the General Population and Individuals with Drug Dependence.

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Summary of "Patterns of Methylphenidate Use and Assessment of Its Abuse among the General Population and Individuals with Drug Dependence."

The aim of this study was to describe the extent of methylphenidate (MPH) abuse and characterize its patterns by following several cases involving intravenous administration of crushed MPH tablets.


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Name: European addiction research
ISSN: 1421-9891
Pages: 119-126


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