Dangerous New Designer Drug Linked to Bizarre Street Crimes

The side effects of "flakka" can be even stronger than meth and bath salts
April 13th, 2015

Authorities have growing concerns over a new designer drug that is linked to a number of bizarre street crimes. Florida has seen more than 600 cases in the past year.

“You don`t know what you`re getting when you [get] synthetic drugs. These are made by chemists, often overseas and they are just trying to make money,” said UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital toxicologist Andrew Monte, MD.

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