Death Following Recreational Use of Designer Drug “Bath Salts” Containing 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)

@article{Murray2011DeathFR,
  title={Death Following Recreational Use of Designer Drug “Bath Salts” Containing 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)},
  author={Brittany Lee Murray and Christine M. Murphy and Michael C. Beuhler},
  journal={Journal of Medical Toxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={69-75}
}
3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer stimulant drug that has gained popularity in the USA. Although adverse effects of MDPV have been described, to our knowledge, this is the first reported death. We report the case of a 40-year-old male who injected and snorted “bath salts” containing MDPV and subsequently became agitated, aggressive, and experienced a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated after his initial arrest; however, he developed hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis, coagulopathy… CONTINUE READING
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