X
07.09.15 Backdoor Pharmacist

Quaalude (“kway-lewd”) or methaqualone (“meth-uh-kway-loan”), is something most people are only familiar with from movies and the news. It’s back in the spotlight because Bill Cosby, as part of an on-going rape scandal, admitted in a deposition to date raping a woman with them. The drug is an infamous downer, a powerful one, a highly […]

Read More…

12.01.14 Backdoor Pharmacist

Quaaludes (methaqualone), the wiggliest sedative-hypnotic staple of ‘70’s discotheques, might be making a retro comeback in Britain. VICE News has obtained statistics of drug seizures by British law enforcement and found an important precursor chemical used to make Quaaludes. Precursors are chemicals needed in the production of another compound. In 2012, British authorities seized a […]

Read More…

07.17.13 Backdoor Pharmacist

If you don’t know what a Quaalude is, find an old person — anyone who would have been in their teens and twenties in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Ask them about “ludes.” If you can’t, read on. The chemical name for Quaalude (“kway-lewd”) is methaqualone (“meth-uh-kway-loan”). Methaqualone and its most common chemical relatives etaqualone and […]

Read More…