Police issue warning over dangerous drugs known as ‘pinkies’

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Another week, another dangerous drug warning! This time, the Sunderland Echo has reported that two males have died, and a female is fighting for her life in hospital after taking potentially illegal drugs. However, it is not yet known if the pink coloured tablets known as ‘pinkies’ are linked to substances such as Ecstasy or are unprescribed medication.

It goes without saying that you should not take illegal drugs or medication that has not been prescribed.

If you must have a dabble on when out clubbing you should always take steps to minimise the risk:

  • Never take unprescribed medication.
  • Never buy pills off random people in nightclubs or festivals. While it’s hard to know what chemicals are in any pill, it is much safer to buy from a reliable source.
  • Always lookup your pills on Pillreports – Pillreports is a global database of “Ecstasy” pills based on both subjective user reports and scientific analysis. All pills are tested and listed here, if there is a bad batch kicking about, Pillreports will know about it.
  • Go one step further and test them yourself. EZ Test Kits change colour depending on the chemical it is reacting with, which will highlight extremely dangerous substances such as PMA/PMMA. The tests are really cheap and could save your life.

Image and article credit: Sunderland Echo

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