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Addiction

03 March 2011

Designer drugs are getting 'out of control'

The problem of so-called "designer drugs" is running out of control in many regions of the world, the UN global drugs watchdog has said.

The problem of so-called "designer drugs" is running out of control in many regions of the world, the UN global drugs watchdog has said.

"Given the health risks posed by the abuse of designer drugs, we urge governments to adopt national control measures to prevent the manufacture, trafficking in and abuse of these substances," Hamid Ghodse, the INCB's president, said at a briefing in London as the board's annual report was published.

Drugs altered to avoid bans

 

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