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"The expectation of a more intense high than that induced by marijuana, easy access, affordability, and avoidance of detection by many commonly used urine drug tests all contribute to the growing abuse of SCs, especially among male adolescents"
"Public health practitioners, poison center staff members, and clinicians should be aware of the potential for renal or other unusual toxicities in users of SC products and should ask about SC use in cases of unexplained AKI.
Health-care providers should be aware of renal and other unexpected toxicities from use of SC products, especially with newer SC compounds."
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Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Multiple States, 2012
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