Via The Independent
Ecstasy is a nickname for the psychoactive drug MDMA. The drug has been popular among dance music enthusiasts for decades, but the drug has begun to change in recent years, and these changes have led to many adverse outcomes, including death.
In the last few weeks, four people in the UK died after reportedlytaking pills from a “bad” batch of ecstasy – and officers suspect all are linked with a batch of “Superman” pills from Ipswich. Over the last couple of years, throughout both Europe and the US, many users have been hospitalized or have died after taking ecstasy. So many poisonings have begun to occur largely because adulterants—primarily new psychoactive drugs—are now commonly added to ecstasy.
Ecstasy has been one of the most popular party drugs since the 1980s. Despite being illegal, use has been widely available and closely associated with the dance music scene.