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'Safe' cocaine a myth

13th January 2010

UK experts have warned that the image of cocaine as a safe party drug is a myth that must be dispelled.

The British Heart Foundation said the findings published in the European Heart Journal showing that the drug is linked to 3% of sudden deaths should act as a reminder that it can have devastating effects. The data comes from south-west Spain but researchers said the results should apply to Europe in general. In the study, 21 out of 668 sudden deaths were related to cocaine use.

 

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Article Information

Title: 'Safe' cocaine a myth
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13751
Date Added: 13th Jan 2010

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