Ever heard of PMA? It's a relatively new drug on the scene which has similar effects to Ecstasy, and therefore many people are using it to manufacture what they are claiming are Ecstasy tablets. However, PMA is a lot more dangerous than MDMA. para-Methoxyamphetamine, or 4-methoxyamphetamine, is also known as "Dr. Death" or sometimes simply just "Death". PMA is already a Class A substance in the UK and several deaths have been linked to it. The fact is that Ecstasy users are dying because they are being given pills containing PMA rather than MDMA.