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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Commonwealth Law School

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bindeez Recall: More Information

Sure enough, as my dad suspected, the ingredient that metabolized into GHB has been confirmed as 1,4-butanediol.  But other mysteries are presenting themselves:

How the precursor got into the beads is a mystery. "It's not in the list of ingredients," Gunja [deputy medical director of Australia's Poisons Information Center] says. "It wasn't meant to be in there."

Carpenter [the Australian research who first figured out the problem] says one of the chemicals on the list of ingredients he received from the supplier was 1,5-pentanediol. He says there's speculation that 1,4-butanediol may have been substituted for 1,5-pentanediol.


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