• 26 MAY 17
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    NPS / Legal Highs: One Year On

    The Psychoactive Substances Act is officially one year old. The legislation was introduced to reduce the impact that NPS were having on society in the UK, and try to limit the dangerous effects of these harmful substances. The legislation enforced a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of legal highs which are intended

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    • 24 MAY 17
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    The Impact of Psychoactive Substances on UK Prisons

    Recently our focus has been on the one year anniversary of The Psychoactive Substances Act. While much of the attention has focused on the impact these have on the general public, there has also been a significant interest and spotlight on the relatively easy access to psychoactive substances in UK prisons. This blog will look at

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    • 22 MAY 17
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    The Four Types of NPS

    New psychoactive substances (NPS), or as they were formally known, legal highs are mood-altering or stimulant substances made up of various chemical ingredients. NPS replicate a similar user experience of drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine and are extremely addictive. The main effects of all NPS can be split into four categories: Stimulants A

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    • 09 MAY 17
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    RTS update on review of Quality Control and Key Data

    RTS is advising of an update to its ongoing investigation into the manipulation of key drug toxicology data at its laboratories in Manchester and Crumlin. RTS itself uncovered what it believed was evidence of data manipulation in January 2017 when it acted as whistle blower in reporting its suspicions to the police. The subsequent police

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