Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone or bk-PMMA deaths

By chillinwill · Oct 14, 2009 · Updated Oct 14, 2009 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Two young men in Linköping in south-east Sweden have died after overdosing on the psychoactive drug methedrone, a substance that is not yet illegal in Sweden and can be bought on the internet, local news website reports.

    The results of a post mortem examination were finalised last week following the deaths of the two young men during the summer.

    "We have classified the deaths as methedrone poisoning," said Arne Eklund, acting manager at the National Board of Forensic Medicine's Linköping branch.

    Police in the city are frustrated at the legal status of the drug. Having recently seized a large quantity of the drug, they may have no alternative but to return it to its owner.

    "It's a nightmare," Chief Inspector Magnus Råsten told Corren.

    The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is currently in the process of preparing a draft proposal with the aim of classifying the drug as a narcotic. The government is expected to approve the proposal by the end of the year.

    According to the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, methedrone, or bk-PMMA, is a new substance that has become more widely available in 2009.

    The institute said the substance brings on a euphoric rush in users and could be viewed as a substitute for the related drug mephedrone, which was classified as a narcotic in May of this year.

    October 14, 2009
    The Local

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  1. mysteryperson
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    Cheers for the heads up buddy, do we know how much they took?

    SWIM is very careful when taking methedrone but would like to know what is the maxium limit you can take before you start inflicting a lot of harm?

  2. Zentaurus41
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    They ban one drug then an alternative pops up, which is probably more dangerous than the original.
    When will they learn that you cant stop people from getting high, but with education you can stop them from killing them self's.
  3. Abrad
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    I assume you are talking about mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) while the this article refers to methedrone (4-methoxymethcathinone) an analogue of the infamous PMA.

    I really wish "whoever" came up with the nomenclature for these cathinone analogues could have made it less confusing.

    I wonder what genius decided to introduce bk-PMMA to the market in the first place...
  4. mysteryperson
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    Sorry my bad :D

    It's confusing as a fair few people think they are both the same thing, unless they are!?
  5. Abrad
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    They most certainly are not, and one appears to be much more dangerous than the other.
  6. mysteryperson
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    Didn't think so, thanks for clearing it up.
  7. Benga
    Re: Two die of legal drug overdose - Methedrone

    the thread title should be edited to highlight that this is methedrone (NOT MEPHedrone).
    stupid names...

    methedrone is bk-PMMA / 4-Methoxymethcathinone

    mephedrone is 4-MMC / 4-methylmethcathinone

    PMA's are as previously mentioned rather infamous in RC history, and it surely wasn't a great idea to start distributing the betaketone analog with such a simular name....

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