E for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders
Appendix 1: Reference Section
- 82 Deaths reported by the mass media related to raving and/or
dance drugs, 1989 to 1993, from Rave Research Bureau, 25 Halkyn Avenue,
Liverpool L17 2AH
- This is a 3-page list of media-reported deaths related to use of dance
drugs, giving victims' sex, age, area of residence, the drugs they had taken,
the number of such drugs, the place of use and the date of death. The source
of information is given for each victim.
- 30 deaths are listed, of which 16 are attributed solely to MDMA and
one to MDEA, while MDMA is mentioned as a possible contributory factor in
a further 5. Of the deaths attributed solely to MDMA, two were said to be
due to liver and/or kidney failure while another was due to heart failure.
No other possible contributory causes of death were given. With the exception
of two cases, no details aregiven of whether MDMA was found in post mortems.
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