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Drug deaths debate to be considered

Health alert after drug mix link to UK deaths

The Minister for Health and Social Care wants a cross-government debate on a lethal drugs mix linked to eight deaths in the UK.

Kate Beecroft will speak to her management team about forwarding the issue to the Social Policy and Children's Committee today (Fri).

Public Health issued a warning after colleagues in Greater Manchester voiced concerns a cocktail of SPICE and crystal MDMA is in circulation on Island.

It's connected to several hospital admissions in the UK - with users suffering severe or fatal toxicity.  

Mrs Beecroft says government needs to tackle it with a collaborative approach:

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