It’s not your mom’s bath salts

February 7, 2010, 1:51 pm

In a must-read post, Life in the Fast Lane reports that some Australian drug users are snorting a product, purchased over the internet, that is labelled as “soothing bath salts  . . . a novelty collectors item”. Analysis at the University of Sydney revealed that the product contains methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), an ecstasy analogue with a sympathomimetic kick and a nasty hangover.  Unfortunately, as is true with many of the new synthetic drugs, there are no published studies on MDPV’s clinical or physiological effects.

MDPV is also sold over the internet as a “plant food” or “research chemical”.

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