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EU, Russia sign agreement on the control of drug precursor chemicals

3:52 AM MDT | June 7, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Union and Russia signed a new cooperation agreement on the control of drug precursors at the EU-Russia summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on 4 June, the European Commission has announced. Drug precursors are chemicals that are primarily used for the legitimate production of a wide range of products such as pharmaceuticals, perfumes, plastics, and cosmetics. However, they can be misused for the production of illicit drugs, such as methamphetamines, heroin, or cocaine. The agreement covers the 23 scheduled substances internationally controlled under...

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