Cocaine contaminant puts drug users at risk of agranulocytosis

Cocaine users are putting themselves at risk of haematological disorders because the illicit drug is routinely ‘cut’ with levamisole, Victorian researchers say. The anti-helminthic drug is known to cause agranulocytosis and is commonly used overseas for ‘cutting’ or bulking out illicit cocaine, since it is believed to have some neurostimulant properties as well as enhancing ...

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