Ecstasy and neurodegenerationBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.423 (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:423
Advice is that “less is more”
- John Merrill
- Consultant in drug dependence Drugs North West, Manchester M25 7BL
EDITOR,—A Richard Green and Guy M Goodwin rightly point out that the risk of long term consequences of neurodegeneration associated with the use of ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) may be greater than the risk of death from acute toxicity.1 Having reviewed the compelling evidence linking ecstasy with neurotoxicity in animals, they omit what is perhaps the strongest indication of neurotoxicity in humans.
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