Singapore's changing drug scene: The rise of new psychoactive substances

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Singapore's changing drug scene: The rise of new psychoactive substances

The Singapore Government recently highlighted a new drugs threat – the rise of rogue chemists producing new psychoactive substances, which mimic ...

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Singapore's changing drug scene: The rise of new psychoactive substances

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The Singapore Government recently highlighted a new drugs threat – the rise of rogue chemists producing new psychoactive substances, which mimic the effects of traditional drugs. What are the challenges, and how are authorities dealing with this new trend? Jaime Ho speaks with Senior Parliamentary Secretary Amrin Amin of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Razwana Begum of the Singapore University of Social Sciences on what may be behind the trend, and what needs to be done.

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