A bitter pill. Overview of ecstasy (MDMA, MDA) related fatalities

  title={A bitter pill. Overview of ecstasy (MDMA, MDA) related fatalities},
  author={Fabrizio Schifano},
The issue of ecstasy-related fatalities has extensively attracted the attention of both the media and the general public, but less so of the scientific literature. The aim of the present review is to focus on the epidemiological, clinical and pharmacological issues related to ecstasy fatalities. Possibly due to a number of different reasons, the rates of ecstasy-related deaths seem to have peaked in recent years. MDMA metabolism is regulated by the levels of CYP2D6 and COMT (both exhibit some… CONTINUE READING
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