Fear of flakka: Anti-drug hysteria validates itself

Tales of superhuman strength have been associated with various drugs over the years
Forbes (US)
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recent news reports about "the dangerous new drug sweeping Florida," told you two things about flakka: It gives you "superhuman strength," and you should avoid it because it will turn you into a raving lunatic running naked through the streets, chased by invisible enemies, until you drop dead of hyperthermia or a heart attack. Flakka’s dangers are not imaginary, but the hype illustrates once again how yellow journalists collaborate with drug warriors to keep the public in a constant state of panic about the latest chemical menace, which is always worse than the last one.