“Ivory Wave” Bath Salts purchased in St. Louis area contain pyrovalerone
November 30, 2010, 6:29 pm
KTVI-Fox2 news in St. Louis ran a piece yesterday about “Ivory Wave Bath Salts”, a product that has been available in Britain and found to contain the stimulant MDPV. Recently it has begun to appear in the United States. Tests done by the St. Louis County Medical Examiners Office revealed that the local product contained pyrovalerone and, apparently, lidocaine.
Pyrovalerone, a chemical related to MDPV, inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and dopamine, with little effect on serotonin. As such it has primarily stimulant effects without being a strong hallucinogen or entactogen. It is a Schedule V controlled substance in the United States.