Chem loving criminals

There is growing concern among chemists involved in the synthesis and investigation of compounds with psychoactive and other properties that criminals are using their work to forward their own endeavors. Research into compounds that might become drugs of abuse is always likely to become a focus of those will malicious intentions. However, much of the research is aimed at improving organic synthetic chemistry for wholly legitimate reasons or for medicinal chemistry investigations into a wide range of diseases, including Parkinson's disease.