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Thursday, March 26, 2015

College Kids Are Unknowingly Rolling on Bath Salts BY MAX KUTNER @ Newsweek

"“A lot of the patients that we see coming in saying that they’ve taken molly, it usually turns out that they haven’t actually taken MDMA,” says Dr. Mark Neavyn, director of medical toxicology at Hartford Hospital, where the Wesleyan students were treated. “[Molly] just becomes this vehicle for drug dealers to hop on and sell their product with ease, and [there is] this false sense of security, with a drug named after the girl next door.”

Data show that when it comes to buying molly, especially in recent years, people aren’t always getting what they think. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that of 143 seized substances believed to be molly and analyzed between 2009 and 2013, only 13 percent actually contained some MDMA; even then, it was not necessarily pure. “You don’t know what adulterants are in there, what contaminants are in there, what it's been cut with. You truly are playing Russian roulette,” says DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno."

See entire article @ Newsweek