Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Party Drug Exacts Price Days Later, UConn Researcher Says

The Hartford Courant, March 24, 2014:

"Well-known risks of MDMA — the drug that often goes by 'molly' and 'ecstasy' — include dehydration and heat stroke, but a study out of UConn also found that the euphoric effects of the drug can turn to depression a few days later.
'If they do it on a Saturday, somewhere around Tuesday or Wednesday, they feel really depressed,' said Dr. Michael C. White, head of the pharmacy practice department at the University of Connecticut. 'There's a price to pay for feeling so good in the short term.'
For his study, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, White reviewed 36 studies on the drug published from 2003 to 2013. He began his research in September, shortly after several MDMA-related deaths occurred at electronic music events in the nation." Read More

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