Two people died yesterday. They were on a cocktail of mephedrone, alcohol and methadone. Some of their friends were also checked out in the hospital, but were fine.
Now, an awful lot of people are taking mephedrone without it causing them any serious damage*, but these two friends die at the same time. What's the difference here?
Were they (a)taking ridiculously large amounts? (b)eating a bad batch of it or (c) could it be that mixing methadone and alcohol is a really fucking bad idea that's known to cause respitatory failure?
And the answer is - we don't know yet! The toxicology results are going to take days (or weeks) to come back - so the actual cause of death is currently _unknown_.
What do the newspaper jump on? "Two killed by Mephedrone!"
Which makes me, frankly, want to find the people that wrote half the articles I read today and smack them around the head repeatedly with a baseball bat.
*Obviously, insofar as we can tell - the jury is out on long-term effects