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Ecstasy tablets containing the illegal hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy, one of numerous so- called "designer drugs" which originated in the USA in the mid-1980's. Designer drugs are made illicitly by chemists who may alter the structures of existing compounds (which may have been legislated against) to create a chemically different substance that retains the active properties of the original. Alterations to a large & complex molecule to adjust its legal status yet retain potency could be relatively easy for an experienced chemist - often the substitution of hydrogen for a fluorine atom may be sufficient.
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