Yes, I have been experimenting with drugs all summer in Puerto Rico! It's true, but probably not in the way you were thinking! In my 10 week stay at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, my lab has been doing studies on near infrared spectroscopy with pharmaceutical powders. It was initially our goal to quantify low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in a powder. However, when this was attempted, there were many hurdles. The character of the powder's composition made a larger impact on the spectra than small differences in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) content.