02 Feb '11, 1am

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WASHINGTON - PRESIDENT Barack Obama's drug czar warned Americans on Tuesday about the growing threat of designer drugs marketed as 'bath salts' that are in fact dangerous amphetamine-type stimulants. 'I am deeply concerned about the distribution, sale and use of synthetic stimulants - especially those that are marketed as legal substances,' said Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. 'At a time when drug use in America is increasing, the marketing and sale of these poisons as 'bath salts' is both unacceptable and dangerous.' Sold legally under names such as Ivory Wave, Purple Wave and Vanilla Sky, the powdery substances contain synthetic stimulants including MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone) and mephedrone - drugs known to produce euphoric and aphrodisiac effects, as well as increased alertness, in users. 'Abuse of these ...

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