Five overdose on 'bubbles' drug

By Terrapinzflyer · Nov 25, 2009 · Updated Nov 25, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Five overdose on 'bubbles' drug

    Doctors in Dundee have issued a warning about the legal high drug 'bubbles' after five people suffered non-fatal overdoses last weekend in the city.

    NHS Tayside said that while all those affected had recovered, two people had been admitted to Ninewells Hospital.
    The drug, which has mephedrone as its main ingredient, is a psychoactive drug sold as an alternative to ecstasy.
    Police said its dangers could be amplified when mixed with other substances, including alcohol.

    Although not currently a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Tayside Police said anyone caught with mephedrone could still be arrested.

    They also warned that home-made bubbles could vary in content leading to "more serious" charges for those caught with it.
    Reported effects from the drug include increased heart rate, agitation, irritability, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, as well increased blood pressure.

    People who develop such symptoms are urged to seek medical assistance immediately.

    Mephedrone was linked to the death of an 18-year-old girl in Sweden in December last year.

    The drug is now illegal in Israel, Norway, Finland and Sweden. Psychiatrists in the UK have lobbied for it to be banned here.

    Wednesday, 25 November 2009

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  1. chillinwill
  2. Psychonaut08
    It's as if every newspaper has their own name for it, so confusing.
  3. MichellefromKent
    Totally. I've lost track!

    OK so when does SWIY expect it to be banned in the UK ??????
  4. Terrapinzflyer

    Unless turtles mistaken "bubbles" is a brand name for mephedrone sold in capsule form
  5. Makesmefeelbig
    My money is on July 2010. Hester Stewart hit the tabloids in April and GBL is being banned in December, which indicates to me that the smart bet is 8 months after it hits the papers ;).
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