Saturday, January 15, 2005

Theft ... Abuse ... Death

This story from The Detroit Free Press tells the Ketamine cycle: Someone steals it, someone is given it, possibly against their will, and too often, someone dies. Erin Rose, who is profiled in my film, will struggle for the rest of her life because of a ketamine-caused brain damage.
Drug used in clubs taken from animal hospital

Power was cut off and a burglar alarm was disabled at the North Main Animal Hospital during the theft of an anesthetic the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes as a trendy club drug.

An inventory after the break-in determined that six vials of Ketamine, often known on the street as "Special K" or "Vitamin K," were missing, police said.

The drug can quickly produce psychedelic effects at low doses. At higher doses, it starves the brain and muscles of oxygen and can cause death.

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