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Paper on Toxic Party Drug Is Pulled Over Vial Mix-Up

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Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1454
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5639.1454b

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Last year scientists reported in Science that the party drug ecstasy causes neural damage in primates that in humans would raise the risk of Parkinson's disease. This week on page 1479 they publish a retraction: Owing to a mislabeled bottle, they say, they were using the wrong drug in their experiments.