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'Unprescribed Illicit' Valium Pills Sent 14 to the Hospital

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 23 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Prescription Drugs


A string of hospital visits this weekend in Fort William, UK led to one arrest. The, reported "Health chief's warning after dodgy valium pills put 13 people in the hospital." These 13 suffered extreme reactions to a pill they took, thinking it was valium.

Most of the victims were men between ages of 19-24. All were admitted to Belford Hospital in fort William after taking the tablets. Two still remain under observation. reported that the symptoms of this reaction included unconsciousness, lack of responsiveness, nausea, and dizziness.

Last night the media issued a warning against these tablets, urging the public not to take medications that were not prescribed by their own doctor. reported these pills were reported to be blue or brown with letters on one side, and are thought to be "unprescribed illicit pills". By this time, 14 had been admitted to the hospital.

According to, 22-year-old man is due in court tomorrow, accused of dealing a "rogue batch of Valium" in relation to these hospitalizations. An investigation was launched after 14 people ended up hospitalized after having an "extreme reaction" to these rogue Valium.

This picture was included in several of the warnings put out about this "rogue Valium."

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About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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