An ITV Granada Reports investigation into the number of people attending Accident and Emergency departments after taking ecstasy shows that there has been a 20% rise in the last few years.
We asked all of our hospital trusts in the North West for figures. Eight trusts were able to respond- indicating an increase in attendance from 291 people in 2013 to 341 in 2015.
Gary Bass, from Liverpool, died after taking what he thought was ecstasy.
In fact, the pill contained a substance even more deadly, called PMA - Para-Methoxyamphetamine.
Gary's friend, Stephen Taylor, was with him on that fateful night:
In Manchester, around one person a day attends hospital after taking ecstasy.
Dr Alan Grayson, at Manchester Royal Infirmary, says people experimenting with ecstasy are taking their chances:
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