Talk:Cocaine

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Former good article Cocaine was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Date Process Result
August 27, 2004 Featured article candidate Not promoted
March 27, 2005 Peer review Reviewed
December 19, 2005 Good article nominee Listed
September 10, 2007 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article


Cocaine is a Schedule II (US) Narcotic[edit]

Article lists the chemical substance as a Schedule I Substance, while the United Status Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has labeled the chemical makeup of Cocaine, and it's drug properties, a Schedule II. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevendenio (talkcontribs) 02:01, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

This ref says Schedule I [1] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:03, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
But this says schedule II[2] and is better ref. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:04, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Erroneous mechanism given for septal perforation[edit]

Howdy, this is my first time editing, I'm too shy to make any edits directly yet, could use some help.

Under section Adverse Effects, subsection Chronic, septal perforation is said to be "Due to the absorption of the cocaine from cocaine hydrochloride, the remaining hydrochloride forms a dilute hydrochloric acid." This is not only incorrect but bad chemistry.

It's difficult to find a primary source for the accepted cause--drug-induced local vasoconstriction--but Meyler's Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs, JK Aronson, ed. 2009 (Elsevier) p. 498 has a respectable blurb, and is searchable via google books.

Original statement included citation 43, which points to Pagliaros’ Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse, which doesn't seem to be accessible online, but would hopefully understand that the "HCl" in cocaine-HCl doesn't just get left behind.

Any help/handholding would be appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donenach (talkcontribs) 02:12, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Cocaine Dependence Article[edit]

The Cocaine dependence article contains a section on non-deviant cocaine use which I think should be mentioned in this article. I think that some of the info pertaining to this ref should be moved over, but it is a primary source. Does anyone have any thoughts?Petergstrom (talk) 16:22, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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Burnett's Cocoaine for hair was made from cocoa, not coca. It is not cocaine. This ad does not belong here. 2601:47:4001:CFA6:F9B4:F94B:4CF9:472A (talk) 11:15, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Suggested lede edit[edit]

The bolded bit of the second sentence in the lede is awkward: "It is commonly snorted, inhaled as smoke, or as a solution injected into a vein." This could be fixed by placing it within parentheses or dashes, or by replacing it with the words "dissolved and". 142.160.130.98 (talk) 19:56, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Done Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)












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