Ecstasy Pills Can Look Like Halloween Candy

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           Police in several American cities have issued warnings for pressed Ecstasy pills that could be mistaken for Halloween candy if they ended up in children's hands. While stories of kids being given poisoned or tainted Halloween treats are mostly the stuff of urban legend, it's always a good idea to check your child's candy before letting them eat it.

            Dr. Stephen Thornton is medical director of the Poison Control Center at The University of Kansas Hospital. He talks about how these pills can often be mistaken for candy, and whether we’re seeing it happen in the Kansas City area yet. Also, he explains the signs and symptoms parents should be aware of to see if their children are under the influence of Ecstasy.