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New recreational drug has its first casualty in UK

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:927

Piperazines were developed to treat worm infestations in animals. But they've become a popular recreational drug because in the right blend they mimic the high induced by ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamfetamine). An 18 year old girl became the first reported casualty of …

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