Last month, we blogged about "baths salts" people are snorting to get high. We noted that these so-called bath salts, which are sold on the Internet and at many head shops, are marketed much like spice was, and are potentially more dangerous when used as a recreational drug.
This week, our news feature, "The Need for Speed," takes a closer look at the synthetic compounds in bath salts that reportedly have the same effects as speed when ingested.
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We also talked to local toxicology expert Dr. Daniel Brooks about the negative side-effects of bath salts, their growing popularity in Phoenix, and hospitalizations from bath salt ingestion across the country (including a couple cases in the Valley).
Check it out here.