Church explains ‘Molly’ danger for Telegram, Charter TV3

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

September 06, 2013

UMass Medical School toxicologist Richard J. Church, MD, explained the dangers of the club drug “Molly” in stories in the Telegram & Gazette and on Worcester News Tonight/Cable TV3.

"Molly isn't the Molly that you thought she was," Dr. Church told the Telegram in the Sept. 6 edition. "In the '90s when you were sold X, it was X and you could trust your drug dealer, so to speak. The term Molly is like a Trojan horse. It could be just about anything."

Church, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was commenting in response to a spate of overdoses linked to the allegedly pure form of Ecstasy in recent days, including three deaths. He said it’s particularly dangerous because the drug being sold on the streets could be made up of any combination of drugs and household ingredients.

Read the Telegram story and watch the Worcester News Tonight report below:

Telegram & Gazette: Molly, a party drug that can kill, has authorities on alert

Worcester News Tonight/TV3: UMass doctor explains “Molly”

Related link on UMassMedNow:

UMMS toxicologist explains dangers of ‘Molly’ club drug