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Public Health England. (2020) Drug Harms Assessment and Response Team. Quarterly summary for professionals: August 2020. London: Public Health England.

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Contents

- Coronavirus update: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the drug market, drug-related harm and service provision

- Stimulants: harm associated with MDMA use has been increasing among younger people

- Sedatives and dissociatives: a national alert has been issued advising on the availability of, and harm from, illicit drugs sold as benzodiazepines

- Opioids: there is not currently evidence suggesting widespread substitution of heroin with fentanyl

- Other substances: there are reports of increasing use and harm associated with gabapentinoids particularly pregabalin

- General clinical advice and updates

- Recent statistics and other data sources

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
August 2020
Pages
11 p.
Publisher
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
Public Health England
Place of Publication
London
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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