Neighbourhoods across Spain recently came together to form the National Network of Cities and Neighbourhoods affected by Narcopisos, which are abandoned buildings used as drug flats. The Guardian reported how the organisation aims to raise awareness of Spain’s drug problem and shut down the empty properties being used as distribution points to buy, smoke and inject heroin.
In 2017 it was reported that drug addiction in Oman was on the rise, with drug addicts in the country more than tripling from 2,000 to 6,500 in 6 years. However, due to the stigma surrounding drug addiction, the actual number of people addicted to drugs in Oman is expected to be much higher.
Opioid overdoses in the US increased by approximately 30% in a 14-month period between 2016 and 2017. Following 142,000 US hospital overdoses between July 2016 and September 2017, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described the crisis as a “wake up call to the fast-moving opioid overdose epidemic”.
Visit Randox Toxicology at ArabLab, stand 138 hall S2 from the 18th – 21st March 2018. Come and see demonstrations of the most advanced screening technology on the market, the Evidence MultiSTAT and learn about our unrivalled toxicology test menu, capable of detecting over 500 drugs and drug metabolites