Dr Oz did a segment called The Deadly New Drug Craze You Don’t Know Your Kids Are Doing. Have you heard about Bath Salts? Doctor Oz said that you can buy Bath Salts legally at gas stations and convenience stores around the country – and with a name as innocent sounding as Bath Salts, your teen may think it is fairly harmless. But Bath Salts are highly hallucinogenic and can be deadly. Bath Salts are made up of MDPV and are injected, snorted or swallowed, which leads to convulsions and psychotic episodes. Poison Control Centers and Emergency Rooms around the country are seeing and hearing more and more about this new drug craze.
Dr Oz: Bath Salts Over-The-Counter
Dr Oz went into a tobacco store in New York City to see how easy it would be to get Bath Salts. He walked away with two packets for $80. One packet was disguised as plant food and called Bonsai Grow. On the package it says “Energy For Your Plants. Garden Plant Food. Instructions: empty contents into 16 oz water. Water plant 3 times a week. Do not sell to minors. Not for human.” The first thing that struck me is that the package would say something like it should not be sold to minors – if it was really a plant food, then why wouldn’t a minor be allowed to buy it? And who would spend $40 on a tiny packet of plant food? Plus the sentence “Not for human” is not even proper English, which makes me wonder where these Bath Salts are even being manufactured. The second packet of Bath Salts that Doctor Oz purchased was called Lovey Dovey Bath Salt Gels and it also said on the package “not for human consumption.”
Dr Oz: Bath Salts & Poison Control Center
Dr Oz said he is outraged that these drugs are being sold over-the-counter to our teens. Mark Ryan, Pharm D – the director of the Louisiana Poison Control, said that in his 19 years of experience, he has never seen a drug like this that is ravaging our nation. People buy these Bath Salts for a euphoric effect, but the end up having a horrible trip that they do not like. And we do not know if these effects will be permanent or not.