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States Rush to Ban Fake Bath Salts

February 11, 2011  | 

Several states, including Louisiana, North Dakota and Florida, have issued emergency bans on fake bath salts that contain a synthetic drug. The bath salts, which users can purchase online, cause paranoia, hallucinations and on some occasions, violent behavior.

Many of these fake bath salts contain methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which is not approved for medical use in the United States, USA Today reports. The drug has recently risen in popularity, causing a nationwide spike in calls to poison control centers.

MDPV can be injected, smoked or eaten and has been liked to cocaine and methamphetamine.

Read the full story at USAToday.com.

Tags: Drug Enforcement, Bath Salts, Louisiana, North Dakota, Florida


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