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PMA a Rave Danger?
Dear Dr. Shulgin:
I have heard that there is a lot of PMA being peddled at raves and
that it is a killer. What is going on? -- L.H., Miami
You are absolutely right. PMA is the code for para-methoxyamphetamine, which is a
rather dangerous drug in the rave scene.
At reasonable levels (perhaps 60 or so milligrams orally) it is a stimulant and
At a two-pill dose, twice this dosage, it becomes a strong stimulant and is a
threat to the cardiovascular system. But people at raves can be seen taking six
pills at a time, and with PMA this puts them in a dangerous place, one that can be lethal.
Be careful -- this is a potentially damaging drug.