A one year old article
October 15, 2001 4:54 PM   Subscribe

A one year old article about evidence of anthrax found in victims of a mysterious disease that has killed 10 Scottish heroin addicts. Does anyone know more about this?
posted by arf (4 comments total)
Not anthrax.

I do love the line about eight paragraphs in, though.

"Addicts are now being advised to smoke heroin rather than inject it."
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:36 PM on October 15, 2001

but isn't there a pretty progressive stance on heroin in scotland?

i learned everything i know about scottish heroin addicts from trainspotting. heh.
posted by sugarfish at 6:21 PM on October 15, 2001

Interesting. I remember the heroin deaths and the anthrax links. Of course, where does most of the world's heroin come from? Afghanistan.

I'm not sure what your point is, mr_crash_davis. In the light of the threat at the time, it sounded like sensible advice. Advice like "don't take heroin" is hardly likely to be taken any notice of, is it? I forgot. There long ago ceased to be any rationality when American officials talk about drugs.
posted by salmacis at 12:48 AM on October 16, 2001

thanks for the answers. btw, i found the original article via google after i read a remark that cocaine may lose its appeal because of anthrax.
posted by arf at 1:36 AM on October 16, 2001

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