ECSTASY

The majority of participants in trials using MDMA as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reacted well to the study. One year after the study was completed, 16 of the 26 involved – including 22 military veterans, three firefighters and a police officer – were no longer regarded to be suffering from PTSD. There […]

Drug testing in night time economy areas should be introduced to reduce drug-related deaths, according to a new report. The report by The Loop, Volteface, Durham University and The All Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform comes as deaths from cocaine and ecstasy are at an all-time high. It also suggests an independent information […]

Dave Thomas, forensic operations manager at the Scientific Support Unit, praised the JSIU’s use of fingerprint technology. “Specialist staff within the JSIU fully utilised their expert image-enhancing skills which enabled them to provide something that the unit’s fingerprint identification experts could work. Despite being provided with only a very small section of the fingerprint which […]

A new study by American Addiction Centers has revealed that just 40.5 per cent of ecstasy pills sold in the UK contain MDMA. Based on results of testing kits and/or consumption of users, via Pill Reports, the Adulterant in Drugs study also showed that 21.4 per cent of pills in the UK contain MDxx, while 11.5 […]

Plans to have on-site drug testing facilities at Leeds Festival on the August bank holiday weekend have been cancelled. The event, alongside many others in the UK, was due to welcome police-supported drug safety organisation The Loop, but it decided not to go ahead with it after conversations with Leeds City Council. Melvin Benn of Festival […]

We all know taking ecstasy makes you feel high, but it doesn’t actually elevate you to literal heights. Unless you’re a pilot for easyJet, that is. A French pilot for the British airline has been handed a 12-month suspended sentence after it was found he flew a plane while suffering from the after-effects of taking […]

Authorities in Jersey have reiterated their drug warning for a strong batch of ecstasy tablets with an IKEA stamp, as they believe the pills are still in circulation and are dangerous. The new warning comes just weeks after the previous concerns were shared following the death of an 18-year-old man who became ill after ingesting the blue […]

Chemical X, the artist who turns ecstasy pills into colourful art works, is hosting an exhibition in west London next week called ‘Tens years of getting away with it’. It takes places at the Exposure Gallery on Little Portland Street on Wednesday, May 31, and starts at 6:30 pm. Previous Chemical X shows have been […]

A new method of detecting ecstasy has been discovered, which could improve the reliability and simplicity of testing for the drug in home kits and for professional operations such as The Loop. The technique works by using an atom ball filled with molecules that are designed to exit the ball and light up when coming […]

A warning has been issued about pink teddy bear pills, thought to be ecstasy, after four 13-year-old girls fell ill at the weekend. They were taken to hospital after swallowing them in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, according to Sky News, but have now been discharged. Greater Manchester Police are yet to confirm what the tablets contain, […]


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