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Drugs: Hospitalisations Go Through Roof

“Synthetic drug users are placing undue pressure on primary care services.”

One of the main headlines this morning is the growing number of people addicted to synthetic drugs, who have to be compulsory hospitalised at the Casa de Saúde São João de Deus is increasing exponentially

This year alone, 107 patients have been admitted and facility director, Eduardo Lemos, warns that the situation could worsen with the new synthetic drug decriminalisation law.

Samantha Gannon

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