Addiction treatment will be expanded to disease treatment unless this information about this cocaine cutting agent gets out to cocaine abusers
The symptoms from cocaine abuse are bad enough in themselves – now to add disease to the mix makes the drug of the glamorous that much less glamorous.
“Drug users who ingested cocaine cut with a substance called levamisole have contracted a blood disease known as agranulocytosis in Massachusetts and other states, the Boston Globe reported Sept. 1.
Massachusetts doctors recently treated their first patient known to have contracted the disease from cocaine cut with levamisole, a drug that has been used as an antibiotic and to treat roundworm in livestock and fish. Cocaine cut with levamisole also has been blamed for illnesses and deaths in Washington and other states”