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'Bath salt' poisonings rise as legislative ban tied up

Dozens of teens and young adults have been hospitalized in recent months — and some have died — after smoking, snorting or swallowing the chemicals, which mimic the highs associated with popular illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy. #Bath salts #drugs #addiction

Bath Salt Drug - Mephedrone Bath salts are being blamed for the vicious behavior acted out by cannibal Rudy Eugene off a Miami highway on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The name sounds like a harmless household product, but it has no relation to actual bath salts - it is not the Epsom salts that we put in our baths for a relaxing soak. Bath salts is a street name for a drug containing mephedrone or methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and can be snorted, ingested or injected.

The makers of OxyNEO, the drug replacing painkiller OxyContin in Canada as of Thursday, say the new pill will prevent abuse -- but doctors and people whose lives have been affected by the drug say the new pill is just as addictive.