Following the ban on the drug, meow meow, also called M-Cat or mephedrone, drug users have latched on to the epilepsy pill, phenazepam, which is easily available on the internet, to experience a similar feeling like the banned drug.
Phenazepam, is usually prescribed to reduce the symptoms of epilepsy and anxiety. This drug, currently facing a ban in Britain can be legally obtained online under the name Bonsai Supersleep
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Dr Peter Maskell, of the University of Dundee, cautioned, "Phenazepam use in the UK is on the rise. It can be obtained legally on the internet and is being used as a replacement for other drugs. Doctors should be aware of both the availability and use of phenazepam in the UK."