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Drug testing and "caine" drugs

THE “WHAT’S THAT STUFF?” article on dental anesthetics may unfortunately lead
some to the erroneous conclusion that cocaine and the so-called caine anesthetics
are closely related (C&EN, June 29, page 33). The article claims that with names like benzocaine, some may think that these anesthetics must be derivatives of cocaine.


White, R., & Eisenhart, PF. (2009). Drug testing and "caine" drugs. Chemical & Engineering News, 87(47), 4-5.