PURPLE LEAN OR PURPLE DRANK: THE DEADLY CODEINE-BASED COUGH SYRUP COCKTAIL US POP CULTURE IS SPREADING ACROSS THE GLOBE

On 23rd May, Illicit Trade published an article about this substance, commonly referred to as Purple Drank or Purple Lean, and made by mixing prescription-strength cough syrup with fizzy pop drinks or sweets.  Once consumed, Purple Lean provides users with a sense of euphoria and dissociation from the body.  While long-term use can lead to addiction and a whole host of health problems, as with any opiates taken in large enough doses, Purple Lean can kill.  It says that while taking the drug has been popular in the US for more than 2 decades, evidence suggests that its use is spreading to other countries, thanks in no small part to a new generation of US rappers who advocate its benefits in their songs; and that British children are making Purple Lean after obtaining liquid codeine from drug dealers on Instagram.

https://www.illicit-trade.com/2019/05/the-deadly-codeine-based-cough-syrup-cocktail-us-pop-culture-is-spreading-across-the-globe/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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