THE government agency responsible for drug prevention has said it is concerned with an apparent rise in the number of ecstasy-related deaths.
It is feared some tablets currently being sold as ecstasy actually contain the Class A drug PMA.
Hospitals have been sent alerts about the effects of it, which can be stronger than MDMA (ecstasy).
In 2012, there were at least 10 UK fatalities where PMA contributed towards or caused the death.
It comes after the death of two men in Ashton in January this year.
Jordan Chambers and Gareth Evans died within hours of each other earlier this year after taking a number of pills from what appeared to be a rogue batch of the class A drug. Hospitals have been sent alerts about the effects of the drug.