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July 26, 2013

Poison center warns against the 'Molly' drug

NBC Chicago

CHICAGO — Officials want festival-goers to think twice about poppin' Mollys this summer.

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) sent out an alert this week warning about the growing use of hallucinogenic amphetamines at summer festivals. Ecstasy has been around for some time, but a purer version called Molly is gaining steam in pop culture circles, particularly in music. "It goes between kids at school. It goes between kids at parties and summer festivals, like the summer festivals we're seeing in Chicago," pharmacits Art Kubic said.

Molly is of particular concern because there's a perception that it's safer than other drugs. The IPC has reported 25 overdose cases and one death related to the use of these drugs since June, and typically receive more calls from July to September than from January to June combined.

Full story: Poison Center Warns Against the "Molly" Drug