Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AMA house endorses national ban on "bath salts" synthetic drug

American Medical News (Chicago, IL) July 4, 2011

"The American Medical Association House of Delegates adopted policy supporting a national ban on the synthetic drug commonly known as bath salts.
The drugs, sold under such names as Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave and Blue Silk, have been compared to cocaine and methamphetamine due to their addictive characteristics. They are known to cause paranoia, hallucinations and violent behavior and have been blamed for the deaths of several people across the U.S. They are still legal in most states, though many states have taken steps in 2011 to change that.
Some states have passed emergency bans on bath salts. A bill was introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D, N.Y.) in February to classify methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and mephedrone, chemicals commonly found in the drugs, as controlled substances." Read More

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