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No easy solution for synthetic drug problem

October 11, 2013
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

According to an emergency room doctor at North Memorial Medical Center near Minneapolis, the hospital's ER is treating several patients per week who have used "bath salts" to get high. Others are treated for using synthetic marijuana. Symptoms include everything from vomiting, to seizures, to psychosis, to cardiac arrest. Many of the patients are teens and young adults who do not understand the dangers of using synthetic drugs, which are easily available online, where unscrupulous sellers apparently have no problem marketing their products.

 
 

 

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