One doctor’s idea: Allow ecstasy to be bought OTC in pharmacies

It won't stop deaths but it will reduce them, the drug reform advocate claims

Fewer people would die from drug overdoses if MDMA (ecstasy) was available over-the-counter, a Sydney doctor and drug reform advocate claims.

Regulating ecstasy and distributing it through pharmacies would reduce the number of deaths from impurities and uncertain doses, Dr Alex Wodak, the head of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation told the Today show.