News in brief: Warning on ‘dance drug craze’

GPs have been warned to watch out for young people suffering from adverse reactions to a new recreational drug which contains 1-benzylpiperazine. According to a case study in The Lancet, the drug was taken by an 18-year-old woman who was rushed to a London hospital after collapsing in a nightclub. Six other patients were also admitted to the same hospital after taking the drug. Symptoms of the drug include high BP, a Glasgow coma rating of 15 and a low body temperature of 35.9°C.

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