Druglink article 2010 – Feline frenzy by Andrew McNicoll

The intensity of the media storm over the now banned cocaine-ecstasy substitute mephedrone was a phenomenon to behold.Andrew McNicoll examines the part played by the press in one of the most short-lived, yet explosive, drug scares for decades

‘KILLER drug meow meow was outlawed today in a major victory for The Sun,’ roared Britain’s top-selling tabloid on April 16th. Mephedrone had been made a Class B drug, on the back of a month-long media assault sparked by two incidents in early March.

Feline frenzy (PDF)