Bath Salts Turn Man Into Cannibal?

Seems like a lot of news agencies are jumping the gun on the "zombie attack" in Miami, FL's toxicology results. I have read at least five different news blurbs blaming "bath salts.". The way the articles are written one could assume its a definite assumption considering he removed his clothes and was attacking some innocent guy so heinously. It couldn't be anything else right? Actually dextromethorphan can cause this (at toxic levels), ecstasy or MDMA, and cocaine. Bath Salts are similar, so thus the comparison, plus a headline claiming bath salts did this makes for good publicity over just talking about bath salts.

One website even falsely claimed bathing in those salts produced the effect. Incorrect. It is the usual snorting, smoking, injecting, or ingesting that causes the effect.

Mephedrone, MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), methylone (3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone), 4-fluromethcathinone, or 3-fluromethcathinone. These chemicals are so dangerous when ingested that the DEA used an emergency measure to list bath salts as a Schedule I narcotic that expires this September.

The bigger question is why would a person want to take something that could cause extreme paranoia, psychotic symptoms, hallucinations, delusions, teeth grinding, headaches, erratic behavior, visual impairment, and erratic behavior.

But let's wait until the toxicology results are back before we jump the gun. I'm putting my money on a mixture of substances.

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