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HTA - 07/64/01

The harmful health effects of recreational ecstasy: A systematic review of observational evidence

Project title: The harmful health effects of recreational ecstasy: A systematic review of observational evidence

Call to action: 14/99 HTA Technology Assessment Reports

Research type: Evidence Synthesis

Chief investigator: Mr Gabriel Rogers

Lead Author: Mr Gabriel Rogers

Contractor: University of Exeter

Co-investigators: Dr Ruth Garside.

Started: October 2007 | Status: Published February 2009

Recreational use of ecstasy is associated with long-term deficits in neurocognitive function, particularly verbal memory, but the effect may be small. Ecstasy rarely causes death in isolation but a range of acute harms are reported, in particular hyperthermia and hyponatraemia

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