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Much of the cocaine in America is hazardously tainted

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Posted By: Alfred K at 10:29 pm

31 Aug 2009

Here’s another good reason, among many to be sure, not to use cocaine: drug traffickers are adding a veterinary medicine to their product which damages cocaine users’ immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to a range of dangerous infections.

The Associated Press is reporting that law enforcement officials say nearly a third of the cocaine sold in the nation, is tainted by levamisole, a de-worming drug used on animals. The drug evidently intensifies the high associated with cocaine.

Furthermore, many doctors are apparently unaware of this problem. So they may be seeing patients with depressed immune systems linked to tainted cocaine and not even know it.

Shoot!  And I thought my recently decrease immune function was from the HIV I contracted last weekend!

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