Ivory Wave

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A product sold as powdered bath salts on the internet, in so-called 'head shops' and market stalls, often with a label 'not for human consumption’. It has been billed as providing a 'legal high' given its content of the psychoactive agent MDPV, a powerful stimulant recently banned in the UK as a Class B drug. Ivory Wave surfaced in the UK drug scene in 2009, and was billed as providing a legal high, prompting warnings to all A&E departments, after dozens of overdose cases appeared in Cumbria, Lothian and Dorset. Not all packages of Ivory Wave contain the same thing—e.g., some have lidocaine—but MDPV has an amphetamine-like effect with tachycardia, tachypnoea, visual and auditory hallucinations, and psychotic reactions so severe that extra hands are needed to keep patients on their trolleys and from harming themselves and others
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Ivory Wave has been dubbed the new Miaow Miaow, which was banned this year after being linked with a string of deaths in the UK.
Those who take Ivory Wave, by eating it or snorting it, experience euphoria, but the high is often followed by hallucinations, paranoid delusions and acute agitation that can take days to wear off.
Ivory Wave has been blamed for the death of chef Michael Bishton, whose body was found in the sea in Whitecliff Bay, near Bembridge, Isle of Wight, last weekend.
And while other drug treatment workers said there had been no reports of problems with Ivory Wave in Wales yet, they did not expect to have to wait long.
PARTY'S OVER: Rescuers, top, search for Ivory Wave victim Michael, pictured with his daughter Alesha
Last week police officers raided four premises in Whitehaven and Workington, Cumbria, and seized numerous legal highs, including Ivory Wave.
Ivory Wave is marketed on the internet as bath salts.
DEADLY Ivory Wave DANGER Illegal cannabis factory near Aylesbury, Bucks, raided by police on Monday
Ivory Wave, which costs as little as pounds 8 a packet, has become the new party drug of choice among revellers.
What we were seeing was effectively an acute paranoid psychosis which was coming on anything from 12 hours to four days after taking Ivory Wave.
Ivory Wave, which costs as little as EUR8 a packet, has become the new party drug of choice among revellers.
Police raided four itehaven and nearby here they seized nces, including Ivory Wave.