All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MDMA’

Second Overdose Death At Mad Decent Block Party

During an outdoor music festival organized by record label Mad Decent in Columbia, Maryland on Friday, two fans died of apparent drug overdoses, and an additional 19 were transported to an area hospital. An unnamed 17-year-old male from Virginia, who was hospitalized since Friday and in critical condition, died Monday. This comes after 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi, of Raleigh, North …

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Sasha Shulgin, Known as ‘Godfather Of Ecstasy,’ Dead At 88

Sasha Shulgin is known by many as the “Godfather of Ecstasy” due to his role in inventing the popular party drug. It wasn’t the only chemist’s only achievement, however, and it’s proper to remember a brilliant scientist upon his death. NPR reports that Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin died at his home at the age of 88. While he is credited, and …

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Electric Zoo Deaths Short Circuit Festival

The normally Labor Day weekend-long Electric Zoo music festival turned away attendees Sunday after closing up over two ecstasy-related deaths. Four others are in the intensive care units of area hospitals due to suspected overdoses. City officials are still investigating the cause of death, but the drug MDMA (a.k.a. ecstasy, molly) is the likely culprit. Police named the two who …

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