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UN records rapid increase in designer drugs in 2013

Credit: UNODC/Ioulia KondratovitchAmidst figures showing a sharp rise in the number of reported new psychoactive substances (NPS), international experts met last week to address this growing challenge. Over the past 12 months, the number of NPS reported to UNODC rose by 41 per cent, from 251 to 354, while countries reporting detection of these substances climbed from 70 to 90. Continue reading