Barbie Drug - "A tan to die for" - Melanotan 2 injections

This clip is from 2010, but this drug is still around (I recently read about it being used in my dear Finland). Melanotan 2 is known as the 'Barbie Drug' (because, it is claimed, it can make you tanned and thin, just like the doll herself.)

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Doctors warn that melanotan can kill. Melanotan is an illegal, untested injectable tanning drug that is being purchased online on black market websites. Because its an untested, doctors warn melanotan use could cause melanoma.

The side effects are unpredictable and unknown, however short term, melanotan can cause erections, very dark freckles, fatigue and throwing up (nausea).

Melanotan requires users to inject themselves daily and "experts say that those who regularly inject run the same risks of catching Aids or hepatitis C as heroin and crack addicts."

The unregulated production of Melanotan is done mostly in China so a potentially leathal batch will not be tested thoughly or be re-called. Users have no idea what they are injecting into their bodies.

The website featured on this news piece is that is giving users access to suppliers of this drug is

This aired in Australia on channel 7 June 5th, 2010.

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