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February 6, 2002

What Should the Public Be Told About the Risks of Ecstasy?—Reply

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(5):585. doi:10.1001/jama.287.5.583

In Reply: Dr Leshner argues that my article missed the big picture from the meeting—that MDMA is dangerous. That message, promoted heavily by NIDA, has received plenty of press. Instead of rehashing it, I decided to present another viewpoint, one held by several of the conference's presenters. As I reported, these social scientists emphasize the need for more realistic prevention messages. The weight, originality, and underexposure of their research made it newsworthy.

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