Two major New England venues have canceled concerts featuring electronic music amid growing concerns about the club drug Molly, a potent form of MDMA suspected in a string of recent overdoses at shows and music festivals.
The cancellations mark the latest fallout from three recent fatal drug overdoses, which have prompted an aggressive police investigation and warnings from college officials and public health agencies.
On Aug. 28, a New Hampshire college student, 19-year-old Brittany Flannigan, died from a suspected overdose of Molly at the House of Blues nightclub in Boston, and two other concertgoers were hospitalized.
Last weekend, two deaths at a music festival in New York City also appeared to involve the drug, which police say is popular at dance clubs and rave concerts. One of the victims was Olivia Rotondo, a student at the University of New Hampshire. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.