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Misused Drug Misinformation

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A few weeks ago a friend of mine alerted me to a BBC news story about two deaths in Leicestershire. In this article it said that the deaths although occurring in separate locations and at different times were thought to be linked via the purchase of illegal drugs over the internet. However the article could then not decide whether the drug to blame was Ketamine, Mephedrone or Methoxetamine. The journalist must've been so confused about the whole situation as they went further claiming that all three were exactly the same compound. They also spelt Mephedrone wrong (Methedrone) which thoroughly upset my inner grammar police. I'm not sure whether the blame here lies with sloppy journalism or a general lack of education on the subject. Or that people are led to believe through other media reports that they are all synonyms for the same compound. The article has since been edited and now reads correctly, but the fact that it still slipped the net and was allowed to be posted online is what I find outrageous. It's this kind of misinformation of the public that is really starting to annoy me. I find myself sometimes screaming at the television that what they're telling me is wrong. Because all three of the above mentioned drugs are illegal for a reason so people need to be educated for instance on which is more lethal or in this case which is to blame. Specifically I think the journalist that wrote the online BBC article needs to be educated on this topic even if no-one else is. I have posted the link below for the now amended article. It does concern the deaths of two people, which I didn't mean to overshadow with my outrage at the article so apologies to their families if they should ever read this ranting blog post.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-17007766   

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