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23rd June 2015
In May 2010, 12 people attending a rave party at a venue called the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, experienced life-threatening complications requiring immediate medical attention; symptoms included seizures and hyperthermia with resultant muscle breakdown and kidney failure.
Two died and four had permanent brain and muscle damage and/or kidney injury. Blood samples from those affected and confiscated tablets from the event identified Ecstasy without evidence of other recreational drugs.
Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, is a recreational drug that is widely used in the party scene in part because of its perceived low toxicity and its recognised euphoric properties. It is an amphetamine-like drug in the same class as methamphetamine, amphetamine and the various "bath salts". Most of the drugs within this class cause similar adverse effects, though the intensity and risk of injury may vary.
23rd June 2015
A Wellington emergency doctor says the legalisation of pure MDMA - the main ingredient in recreational drug ecstasy, which has euphoric effects - should be considered to protect users from other, more dangerous substances.
Dr Paul Quigley, an emergency medicine specialist and clinical toxicologist at Wellington Hospital, said regulating a drug like MDMA - 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine - could reduce the risk of people ordering unknown substances online, which he called "outright dangerous".
Dr Quigley told Radio New Zealand National that new drugs with "novel synthetic agents" that were trying to replace ecstasy and MDMA had unknown side effects. They were being bought online, mostly by people in their mid-20s, he said.
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