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Amsterdam hospital seeing influx of designer drug users

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The Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam has been swamped in the last month by people suffering medical complications from designer drugs such as “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana, a hospital official said. “We have had at least two dozen cases in the last month,” said Tricia Green, nurse manager of the department. “We are literally overwhelmed.” Green said she has never seen this level of activity related to drug overdoses in the ...

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