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Morning Roundup: February 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Adderall-fueled suicide raises concerns over ADHD drugs, ecstasy could save marriages, and Justin Bieber partied with a bottle of codeine. MORE  

"Bunk Police" Test Festival Drugs for Purity

By Bryan Le

A volunteer group that tests drugs for purity at music festivals tells The Fix about its mission to reduce harm. MORE  

420 Festival: A Gateway Gathering?

By Bryan Le

Raver culture meets a stoner holiday at a controversial party tomorrow. MORE  

Two Dolphins Die of Suspected Ecstasy ODs at Swiss Rave

By Luke Walker

Cops investigate the deaths of two marine mammals after a two-day techno party was held at Switzerland's version of Seaworld. MORE  

Mixing Drugs and Hot Weather Can Cause a Storm

By Dirk Hanson

A vacation reminder: Accidental cocaine deaths increase on days over 75 degrees. MORE  

Warning: Ecstasy Can Result in Hook-Ups With Creepy, Scary People

By Dirk Hanson

An inability to accurately judge character and emotions may be the cause of Ecstasy's "empathy effect." MORE  

LA's “Ecstasy Cards” Aren't Winning Raves

By Dirk Hanson

"It's one thing to disapprove of young people using alcohol and drugs; it's another thing to deny them information that could literally save their lives.” MORE  

Ecstasy in the ER

By Dirk Hanson

Emergency room visits by Ecstasy users have jumped by 75% in four years. But contradicting a decade of dire warnings, a new study from Harvard has found that long-term use of the designer drug does not risk permanent brain changes. MORE  

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