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BU Lectures Students About Club Drug Molly

Baggies of the drug Molly confiscated by state police after a Brockton raid. Credit: Mass State Police
Baggies of the drug Molly confiscated by state police after a Brockton raid. Credit: Mass State Police
The year's most notorious designer drug has caught the attention of Boston University Police and others. The new warnings come after a string of deaths law enforcement believe are connected to the designer drug Molly.

Molly is a powdered form of MDMA, also known as ecstasy. On its website BU Police warn that the drug can have some significant side effects, like severe dehydration and—in rare cases—death.

"People who use MDMA can become dehydrated through vigorous activity in a hot environment. It may not seem like a big deal, but when MDMA interferes with the body's ability to regulate its temperature, it can cause dangerous overheating, called hyperthermia. This, in turn, can lead to serious heart and kidney problems—or, rarely, death," wrote BU police on their website.

Several BU students interviewed by WHDH said they have heard of the drug but didn't know anyone who took it.

The drug has been in the news recently after deaths at the House of Blues and Bank of Boston Pavilion. There were also Molly-related deaths at the New York Zoo Electric concert.

Boston politicians are starting to warn about the drug as well. Mayoral candidate John Connolly has scheduled a Tuesday press release to discuss the drug and recent overdoses, according to his campaign schedule.

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