Sunday, November 21, 2004

Here's a New Drug Threat: BZP

This just in from New Zealand:

Herbal party pill highs lay at least 50 people low
At least 50 people -- some as young as 15 -- have been poisoned or put at risk by "herbal party pills" in the past two years.

Figures released by the National Poisons Centre show drug experts have received 90 inquiries in that time relating to legal party pills containing Benzylpiperazine(BZP). At least 50 people were poisoned, or sick from the drug.

The pills, which are sold on the street under names like Charge, Herbal Speed, Exodus, Rapture and Herbal High, have a mild hallucinogenic-amphetamine effect, similar to that of illegal drugs like P, speed and ecstasy. Users of BZP typically become euphoric, but can become agitated or suffer vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures and abnormal heart rhythms.


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Anonymous said...

It is good that BZP pills have been banned for in parties.There is need of more research on this BZP.