Fatalities associated with Mephedrone in combination with other stimulant drugs in young people aged 16-24 years

First published: 10 May 2019 | Last updated: 20 May 2019

Mephedrone is a stimulant Class B drug chemically related to amphetamine. It comes in tablet or powder form and has no therapeutic use. Mephedrone’s reported effects are similar to those of amphetamine and cocaine, and is often used by young people in combination with other stimulants. The poster looks at fatalities following ingestion of mephedrone occurring in the UK among 16-24 year olds.


Barbara Loi, Stefania Chiappini, Hugh Claridge, Carla Gimeno Clemente


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Mrs Christine Goodair