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Woman charged with illegal DXM sales

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Yamila Abraham faces prison time and fines for allegedly selling dextromethorphan hydrobromide as a misbranded "herbal alternative" to street drugs. The U.S. district attorney for Nevada alleges said Sept. 21 Abraham sold the misbranded drug as "Snurf," leading to four 10th graders being hospitalized in September 2008. Police suspected the pills contained DXM, an active ingredient in OTC cough suppressants. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the hospitalization bolstered the need for legislation to restrict bulk DXM sales. His Dextromethorphan Abuse Reduction Act would set a minimum age for people to purchase DXM products (1"The Tan Sheet" June 29, 2009)

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