Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Thanks to your newspaper for publishing the first balanced article on the new scourge of British youth, the "Flatliner" (Health, 24 November). The tabloid scaremongering caused much hilarity among club- goers over the weekend, and many light-hearted searches for dealers of the "killer drug 33 times stronger than Ecstasy".

Worringly though, this kind of media frenzy serves only to destroy the benefits of work carried out by drug education groups and youth workers. Is there not a case for extending legislation allowing for the seizure of drug barons' assets to the assets of irresponsible media barons ?

STEPHEN KING

South Croydon, Surrey

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