Molly, MDMA, Overdoses, Deaths

Overdoses of 'Molly' Led to Electric Zoo Deaths - " . . . . On average, only about four people a year have died in New York City from MDMA overdoses, a tiny fraction of the 700 deaths from drugs, city health officials say. From 2000 to 2011, there were 43 deaths from ecstasy, compared with 4,676 cocaine overdoses and 4,151 heroin overdoses. Developed in 1912 by Merck, MDMA was not marketed until the 1970s, when psychiatrists prescribed it to help people open up during therapy. Dance-music fans starting using the drug under the street name ecstasy in the 1980s, starting in Ibiza’s discos, then in the rest of Europe and the United States. Perhaps inevitably, ecstasy pills became adulterated with other substances. There was another increase in use in 2000 and 2001, the last time dance music surged in popularity."

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