Hair testing has revealed a high prevalence of a new drug, a psychoactive known as “Flakka” used among NYC Nightclub/Festival Attendees, coming from a March 30, 2017 release from NY University researcher Joseph J. Palamar.
Flakka has been associated with several episodes of erratic behavior and even death in Florida. This is what synthetic drugs do. So what makes Flakka so dangerous?
Flakka is created from a compound called alpha-PVP, a chemical cousin cathinone, the amphetamine-like drug found in bath salts. This is the worst part: while the active ingredient in bath salts was banned officially in 2011, its newer relative, alpha-PVP, was not.