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Last amended 
10 June 2015

Ischaemic heart disease - Using amphetamines Factor

Amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds are defined by the RMA as meaning one of the following drugs:

  • 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy);
  • dextroamphetamine;
  • ephedrine;
  • methamphetamine;
  • methylphenidate (Ritalin);
  • phendimetrazine;
  • phentermine;
  • phenylpropanolamine; or
  • pseudoephedrine.

Amphetamines are drugs that stimulate the CNS.  Although they can be used as medications such as Ritalin for ADHD, in anti-epileptic preparations, in cold and flu preparations and in appetite suppressants, they are mostly used in illegal drugs.  Street names include 'speed', 'crystal meth', 'base', 'ice', 'shabu' and 'ecstasy'.

Last reviewed for CCPS 27 April 2010.

Investigative Documents
Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Claimant Report
Use of Amphetamines or Amphetamine-like Compounds
CR9285.pdf
CR9285.docx
Medical Report
Use of Amphetamines or Amphetamine-like Compounds
MR9394.pdf
MR9394.docx
Preliminary questions [38925]

38938 there is some evidence that using amphetamines may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

38939  the veteran has established the causal connection between using amphetamines and operational service for ischaemic heart disease.

38940   the veteran has established the causal connection between using amphetamines and operational service for the clinical onset of ischaemic heart disease.

or

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

38941   the veteran has established the causal connection between using amphetamines and operational service for the clinical worsening of ischaemic heart disease.

Clinical onset and operational service [38940]

38942 the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds on operational service.

38943 on operational service, the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds within the 24 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

38945 the veteran's use of amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds on operational service within the 24 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

38948 the veteran's use of amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds was due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.

38949 as a result of the identified illness or injury, the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds within the 24 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

38951  the identified illness or injury, as a result of which the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds, is causally related to operational service.

Clinical worsening and operational service [38941]

38942 the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds on operational service.

38944 on operational service, the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds within the 24 hours before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38946 the veteran's use of amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds on operational service within the 24 hours before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

38947 the veteran's use of amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds on operational service within the 24 hours before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration occurred as a causal result of operational service.

or

38948 the veteran's use of amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds was due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.

38950 as a result of the identified illness or injury, the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds within the 24 hours before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38951  the identified illness or injury, as a result of which the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds, is causally related to operational service.

38952 the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the identified illness or injury, as a result of which the veteran used amphetamines or amphetamine-like compounds, is causally related.