Virtually a drug scare: mephedrone and the impact of the internet on drug news transmission

Alasdair Forsyth

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    Abstract

    On the 16th April 2010 the drug mephedrone was outlawed in the UK. This followed news media reports of deaths linked to the drug. In many respects the mephedrone scare represented a familiar pattern of drug framing and legislative reaction. However, the mephedrone scare took place in the era of online news transmission. To quantify the mephedrone scare the Google Internet search-engine's Trends and News applications were monitored from when the first death was attributed to the drug until 1 year after it was banned.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)198–209
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
    Volume23
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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    Virtually a drug scare: mephedrone and the impact of the internet on drug news transmission. / Forsyth, Alasdair.

    In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 23, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 198–209.

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