According to news agency TT, in two of the cases, the Board determined the substance 5-IT, a stimulant that is also apparently known as 5-(2-Aminopropyl)indole, to be the direct cause of death. In the remaining 12 cases, they also found traces of other drugs.
New substances are coming out on the market all the time, according to Dagens Nyheter, which reports that many of these amphetamines and ecstasy-like chemicals are manufactured in China. The new 5-IT was only discovered by Swedish authorities when these recent autopsies were performed.
The National Institute of Public Health wants to make 5-IT illegal, along with four other preparations, 4,5,6-APB and DMAA, however this process would take at least three months, according to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Often, several kinds of preparations are mixed into tablets and powders that are sold on the Internet, which can make the drugs life-threatening and difficult to dose, reports TT.