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Follow-Up to Toad Prohibition (NewsBriefs, July 1994)


August 1994

Last month NewsBriefs reported on the wide dissemination of news and dire warnings about smoking the excretions of certain Colorado toads (vol.V, no.1, p.21). NewsBriefs sought to gather the evidence of this danger. Joanie Johns from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reported to NewsBriefs that DAWN data shows no incidents of emergency room visits or deaths resulting from overdoses of "toad" or the compounds secreted by the toad. DAWN compiles statistics from drug related emergency room visits and from coroner's offices from around the country.