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Only 40.5 per cent of pills sold in the UK contain MDMA

Pills in the Netherlands have the highest purity levels

  • Dave Turner
  • 15 August 2017

A new study by American Addiction Centers has revealed that just 40.5 per cent of ecstasy pills sold in the UK contain MDMA.

Based on results of testing kits and/or consumption of users, via Pill Reports, the Adulterant in Drugs study also showed that 21.4 per cent of pills in the UK contain MDxx, while 11.5 per cent contain unknown substances.

At 68.8 per cent, Netherlands has the highest amount of pills containing MDMA. United States has 34.7 per cent, Turkey has 29 per cent, Canada has 25 per cent and Australia 16.1 per cent.

The study also revealed: "Of over 22,000 pill samples recorded, more than 71 per cent of users believed the drugs had been adulterated based on their experience after consumption.

"While Pill Reports found more than 55 per cent of the drugs examined were, in fact, pure MDMA, less than 29 per cent of men and women who took these pills correctly assessed the quality or chemical components that made up this substance."

See the full report here.

[Photo: MDMA Team]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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