• Editorial

Drug testing and "caine" drugs

Citation

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

Abstract

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.