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'Street benzos': Warning over surge in deadly bootlegged sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

A surge in the use of bootlegged sedatives and anti-anxiety medications linked to a string of hospital admissions and deaths during lockdown has prompted an alert from health officials.
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Surge in use of fake anti-anxiety drugs and sedatives during lockdown

Surge in use of fake anti-anxiety drugs and sedatives during lockdown

1 month ago   |   By Metro

It is thought the drugs are being sold to dealers on the dark web
The sale of fake anti-anxiety medications known to cause severe illness or death has surged during lockdown.
Health officials have issued an alert over a number of illicit drugs that can increase suicidal thoughts and have potentially fatal consequences, especially when taken in conjunction with alcohol and certain painkillers.
Public Health England said the bootlegged sedatives were being marketed as legitimate anti-anxiety medications commonly prescribed by doctors on the NHS .
It said evidence linked to toxicology...
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Warning over surge in use of fake anti-anxiety drugs

Warning over surge in use of fake anti-anxiety drugs

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Health officials have issued an alert over a surge in the use of bootlegged sedatives and anti-anxiety medications during lockdown that have been linked to a string of hospital admissions and deaths.
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