How a Wine and Cocaine Cocktail became Coca Cola
2016-05-03 14:33:12 GMT
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"Alcohol interferes with the body’s attempts to eliminate cocaine circulating in the bloodstream and essentially acts as a catalyst for the drug. Once they combine and the chemical called cocaethylene is formed, it stays in the body approximately three times longer than cocaine but also has a toxicity level as much as 30 per cent higher. Researchers believe this chemical probably accounts for a significant percentage of sudden, unexplained fatalities that occur in cocaine use."
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