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  1. RoboCop

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    A cough medicine ingredient popular with teens as an easy high isn't effective in suppressing coughs and creates a syrup as useful as flavored water, a Lee County woman claims in a lawsuit.

    Cape Coral resident Tina Yescavage filed the civil suit earlier this month against a bevy of cough medicine manufacturers, saying an active ingredient, dextromethorphan, has no medicinal effect on patients and the over-the-counter product is as effective as a glass of flavored water.

    "It's nothing more than a placebo and to suggest anything otherwise is simply deceitful," said attorney David Hughes, who is representing Yescavage in the suit. "These substances are about as helpful as flavored water."

    A message was left for Yescavage, but she was unavailable for comment. Hughes said she would not comment on the case.

    In her suit, Yescavage states dextromethorphan "does not work in children" and can "cause side effects including severe allergic reactions."

    Hughes said the suit could become a class-action complaint, and the crux is financial: Customers are buying a product that doesn't work.

    "As a result of defendants' unlawful conduct, and the perpetration of a massive fraud on the consumers of Florida and the several states, plaintiffs ... paid for an ineffective product marketed as medicine... ."

    Messages were left for representatives of Wyeth, Pfizer, McNeil-PPC Inc., Novartis Corp., Prestige Brands Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co., but they were unavailable for comment. Jody Cook, a spokeswoman for Rite Aid Corp., said the drug store chain does not operate any stores in Florida and couldn't comment on the suit.

    Yescavage, and any others added to the lawsuit, seek a maximum of $74,999 in damages, the suit said.

    Local police, however, say dextromethorphan — also known as DXM or dex — does work and even may be abused by people looking to get high.

    Two Cape Coral teens died Sunday, police said, when they overdosed on "Triple C," the over-the-counter Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold, one of the cough medicines named in the suit. A third Cape Coral teen, Alex Kulwicki, 19, remained in good condition Monday night at Cape Coral Hospital, the nursing supervisor said.

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman Larry Long said dextromethorphan-containing cough medicines usually are quite effective, but can become dangerous and deadly if abused.

    "It causes a high that kids and people compare to LSD," Long said.

    While highly effective if used properly, Long said people who down several bottles or take several packages of pills may get a high, but risk being injured or death. Many teens are opting for Coricidin, he said, because it contains a greater amount of DXM than other cough medicines. Parents should be suspicious if they find their child with many bottles or packages of pills, because they could be abusing the medicine, he said.

    Also called Robo, Red Devils, and Poor Man's PCP, dex is a component in Ecstasy, according to a January 2003 report by FDLE's Office of Statewide Intelligence.

    "The kids are looking for the easiest way to get a high," Long said. "The key here is the abuse of it. It's not the medicine itself. Maybe (these deaths) will be another shot in the arm to tell people it's dangerous to overmedicate."
     
  2. max17

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    she just needs to chill down
     
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    At first I thought this article could not get any dumber, than this was said.

    "dex is a component in Ecstasy, according to a January 2003 report by FDLE's Office of Statewide Intelligence."
     
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    LOL WOW>.. wat a dumb #@$%@#$$#%#$.. well act. she is pretty smart knowing what were having all the fun from:)[​IMG]
     
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    I think she just needs to get laid. Damn... I hope my parents don't hear about this.
     
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    its so weird to read this stupid article tripping on DXM
     
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    ROBOCOP- question (sorry if this is fucked up but I am trippping give me a break) In this article u posted the users that diedare said to have taken Triple C's


    but in this article the same kids apparently used DXM they ordered online pure powder and overdosed

    I don't no if i'm fucked up or theres something wrong here one article is not tellling the truth
     
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    DXM abuse articles like this always give me serious eyerolling syndrome
    for a good while afterwards. They sound SO uneducated... do they
    realize how many people try DXM _once_ and simply don't like it and
    don't touch it again? I'd say the literal number of DXM enthusiasts is
    quite low, in comparison to other drugs, because it tastes so shitty
    and many people simply don't like dissociatives.



    Anyone agree/disagree, have any thoughts on this? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'm on target with that statement. [​IMG]
     
  9. RoboCop

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    Curtains this is the exact article, I did not change anything and yes you are right they ODed on pure dxm. The person doing this article got alot of things wrong. I just wanted to post it due to its stupidity.
    This is the article not telling the truth im sure, even though an OD on CCC's makes more sense.
     
  10. Phungushead

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    "It causes a high that kids and people compare to LSD," Long said.



    Along with the ecstasy statement, that was one of the dumbest things
    I've ever heard (and sadly enough, that seems to be a common
    misperception of DXM)... I agree with the comment that these people are
    pretty uneducated.



    All it sounds like to me is more bad publicity waiting to happen.
     
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    "Along with the ecstasy statement, that was one of the dumbest things I've ever heard (and sadly enough, that seems to be a common misperception of DXM)... I agree with the comment that these people are pretty uneducated.
    All it sounds like to me is more bad publicity waiting to happen."

    I agree, there are articles just like this about salvia, saying kids are buying it and it has effects like LSD. Anything to keep our kids safe right? [​IMG]

    Maybe parents should teach there kids some damn morals, give them a nice childhood, grow them up right. Then maybe they won't be trying to get "high" off of anything they can get. This will work alot better than trying to ban everything and anything that may cause a high,just because there "inocent" kid won't know any better but to do it.
    News Flash: there will ALWAYS be something to get high off of kids can get.
     
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    "News Flash: there will ALWAYS be something to get high off of kids can
    get." - Ahh so true, what we really need to do (or rather the parents)
    is to teach kids about what drugs really</span>
    do. Some people think knowing alot about drugs is a bad thing but
    actually, the more knowledge you have the less chance you're going to
    want to take it.





    "I'd say the literal number of DXM enthusiasts is
    quite low, in comparison to other drugs, because it tastes so shitty
    and many people simply don't like dissociatives." - I completely aggree
    with this, although I'm not sure how people can dislike dissociatives,
    because I love them. [​IMG]
     
  13. Phungushead

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    "This will work alot better than trying to ban everything and anything
    that may cause a high,just because there "inocent" kid won't know any
    better but to do it."



    No kidding, what are they going to ban next - morning glories and
    coleus? Whipped cream and aerosol cans? Paint and rubber
    cement? Seriously now. Like Toxicity said, education is a
    much better way to go. The whole thing is getting a little out of
    hand if you ask me.



    It seems like banning is the answer to everything these days.
     
  14. William_Again

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    There hardly ever is a smart, intelligent article in the newspaper
    about dxm...these reporters must ask retarded 14 year olds about it
    cause they know absolutely nothing about the drug, or its effects. Ands
    its always some stupid kid who OD's on CCC or does something like that
    in the article that makes dxm appear to be the devil and then some
    state politician passes a law so you can't buy cough syrup anymore......




    Edited by: William_Again
     
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    Dissasociatives are an acquired taste,the majority of people do not find ego dissolution enlightening just frightening.


    I can easily see some states requiring similar nonsense that is in place now for pseudo-ephedrine products,IE logging how much people buy etc.


    They couldn't bring charges but they could use the data to harass people,especially in small communities.
     
  16. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    I have decided to move to Canada, I say all of us DF users who are from
    the US should make a mass exit of this country and relocate to
    Canada...Now who's with me...anyone?
    Edited by: William_Again
     
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    lol. If I'm gunna leave, I might as well move to Holland. I hear they have better drugs.[​IMG]
     
  18. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    Well NL is where I am headed, but I thought I might stop in Canada
    first, it is a great country after all (and for whatever reason the
    american media makes fun of it all the time).