New designer amphetamine drug hits market


A new drug has been introduced in the form of small pink and blue pills which have the imprint of the  logo for social media app, Snapchat.

ABC News reported yesterday that health warnings have been issued following the hospitalisation of four men in the Northern Territory.

The men had taken the new designer drug Snapchat, pictured, which resulted in symptoms of wild aggression and hysteria. One of the four men was treated in intensive care.

The drug is a class of amphetamine. It also contains a substance commonly known as bath salts.

Potential risks from taking the drug include heart attack and malignant hyperthermia - essentially cooking your brain.

Source: ABC News.