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Bath salt drug restrictions pass Senate after Iowa teen death

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

A plan to ban chemicals used to make synthetic drugs like K-2 or bath salts has passed the U.S. Senate.

The bill is called the Rozga Bill.

It's named after an Indianola teenager David Rozga took his life after of using synthetic marijuana.

Rozga's family testified for this ban and the Senate gave final approval last night, sending the bill to the President's desk for a signature.

It was a bill Senator Chuck Grassley pushed for since these synthetic drugs can be bought at gas stations and malls in states that do not already have a ban.

"When you can buy something that easily, you think it is safe.  Well people that use K-2 find out it isn't safe but too late and it ends up in the death of somebody," he said.

The measure is part of a larger Food and Drug Administration bill.

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