Last week an inquest heard how a 9-year-old-girl discovered both of her parents had died after accidentally overdosing on the latest party drug – Dr Death. Earlier this year, the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths raised concerns regarding Paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA) being sold in pill form as ecstasy.
Dr Death is an amphetamine sold in tablet form and is likened to MDMA – the active component of ecstasy. The pills are often sold by dealers as ecstasy, even though it is actually more toxic and can kill at lower doses.
The pill itself is sometimes stamped with an M or a crown and may be pink. Its appearance resembles ecstasy, making it easy for the user to mistake the two drugs. Other names for the drug include Pink Mitsubishi, Pink McDonalds, Pink Ecstasy, Chicken Fever and Killer.
The user will feel a buzz, making colours and sounds feel more intense. They may also feel ‘in love’ with those around them. A key difference...