“Bath Salts” Linked To Nearly 23,000 ED Visits In US.

HealthDay (9/18, Preidt) reports that, according to the results of a report released Tuesday by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the “street drugs called ‘bath salts’ were linked to nearly 23,000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011.” SAMHSA chief medical officer Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, stated in a news release, “Bath salts drugs can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, addiction, suicidal thoughts, psychosis and, in some cases, death,” particularly in combination with the “use of other drugs.”

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— “‘Bath Salts’ Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report, “Robert Preidt, , September 17, 2013.

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