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Molly ER Visits Rose 128 Percent in Six Years Among Those Under 21

Emergency room visits related to Molly, or Ecstasy, rose 128 percent among people younger than 21 between 2005 and 2011, according to a new government report. …

Experts: People Who Think They Are Taking “Molly” Don’t Know What They’re Getting

People who take “Molly,” the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy, don’t know what they are actually ingesting, experts say. They warn many powders sold as Molly do not contain any MDMA. …

Ecstasy May Help Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study suggests Ecstasy may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, according to The New York Times. …

Chicago Airport Reports Increase in Synthetic Drugs Shipped From China and Europe

Officials at Chicago O’Hare’s international mail facility report an increase in shipments of synthetic drugs from China and Europe. Some of these drugs are extremely potent, according to the New York Daily News. …

“Molly,” Powder or Crystal Form of MDMA, is Popular at Music Festivals

“Molly,” the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy, has been a popular drug at music festivals this year, CNN reports. …

Dr. Oz and NY Legislator Promote Bill to Ban Online Sales of Psychedelic Drugs

TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz will join New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein to introduce a bill to ban psychedelic drugs that are legally sold online. …

Teen Use of Ecstasy and Speed Linked With Developing Depression

A new study links teenagers’ use of Ecstasy and speed (methamphetamine and/or amphetamine) with a higher risk of developing depression. …

Ecstasy May Cause Long-Lasting Changes in the Brain, Study Suggests

Ecstasy may produce long-lasting changes in brain chemistry, a new study suggests. The drug can cause a drop in the levels of the brain chemical serotonin for up to two years. …

Hallucinogens Being Studied For Therapeutic Purposes

Researchers are studying hallucinogens and other illicit drugs as possible treatments for conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, addiction and depression, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

UN Says Amphetamine-Type Stimulants Second Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Amphetamine-type stimulants such as Ecstasy and methamphetamines are second only to marijuana as the top drugs of abuse worldwide, according to a United Nations report. …