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'Purple Drank' Drug Cocktail Linked To France's Latest Reverse-Switch

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Promethazine has been reverse-switched from OTC to prescription status in France, with rising abuse of the drug in the so-called Purple Drank cocktail one of the motivating factors for the move by the country's health ministry.

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