Alerts issued for lethal Pink Superman pills sold as ecstasy
In 2015, ‘Pink Supermans‘ made headlines as the dangerous new drug on the market. The lethal batch of pills – deceptively sold as ecstasy unbeknownst to buyers – was linked to at least four deaths in the UK at the tail end of 2014.
The pink Superman pills are again circulating the drug market, particularly in The Netherlands. Just a day after the launch of ADE 2016, warnings plastered bathroom doors, hotel lobbies, elevators and more to help spread the word regarding the pills, which The Trimbos Institute in Holland found are adulterated with PMMA. An alert was even sent to festival and conference attendees via the ADE app.
PMMA (Paramethoxymethamphetamine) is a stimulant that gives users hallucinogenic effects similar to MDMA, but is toxic at lower doses. If taken in high quantities, PMMA can lead to an increased heart rate, elevated body temperature, a coma and even death.
To learn more about MDMA, drug use and how to party safer, head to The Drug Policy Alliance’s website.