Emergency doctors support party pill ban
Page 1 of 3 Updated 5:20PM Thursday June 28, 2007


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An emergency medicine specialist who has previously spoken out about the dangers of party pills has welcomed today's announcement that the pills will be banned.

Party pills are to be banned, Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton has announced this afternoon.

Dr Paul Gee, an emergency doctor at Christchurch Hospital, said today he fully supported the decision to ban BZP.

"Research into BZP has shown there is a potential for fatalities associated with its use," he said.

"Public safety must always be of prime importance in considering matters related to food and drugs."

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