It appears as if Harvey Newstrom <email@example.com> wrote:
|I don't understand why this list is full of "hypotheses" that are propagated
|without the most basic fact checking. Why not just look up the composition
|of Ritalin to see if its identity is identical to amphetamine?
Actually there existed exactly one hypothesis in the text you commented, and a question of its validity.
|The Physician Desk Reference shows that Ritalin hydrochloride tablets
|contain methylphenidate hydrochloride, and that methylphenidate
|hydrochloride is methyl (alpha)-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride.
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For those list members who do live in the U.S.A.:
The PDR (Physician Desk Reference) appears to be a reference work printed
on paper in the U.S.A. by Medical Economics Company Inc., a publisher of
healthcare magazines and directories.
Medical Ecomics Company Inc. on the Internet <URL:http://www.pdr.net/> has the following policy:
Free on-line access to drug information from the Physicians Desk Reference and Stedman's Dictionary is granted only to U.S.-based MD's, DO's and PA's in full-time patient care practice. Other professionals or consumers wishing to access these particular features online may subscribe online for $9.95/month or $99.95/year.\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
I presume this answers your question: The Internet is not the U.S.A.