Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
(MDMA) has achieved notoriety as the drug "ecstasy" and has been associated
with dance events called "raves." Few reports of the content of ecstasy pills
from the United States are available,1 but
European reports suggest that ecstasy commonly contains substances other than
MDMA.2 We sought to describe the range of
drugs found in ecstasy pills in the United States.
Baggott M, Heifets B, Jones RT, Mendelson J, Sferios E, Zehnder J. Chemical Analysis of Ecstasy Pills. JAMA. 2000;284(17):2190. doi:10.1001/jama.284.17.2184
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