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Watchdog Group Warns about Dangers of Designer Drugs

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(VIENNA, Austria) -- An international watchdog group is warning of the dangers of so-called designer drugs.

The International Narcotics Control Board says designer drugs created to dodge bans are in reality dangerous.  They're being produced more quickly and in greater numbers and the group urges governments to move in and make new substances illegal as soon as possible.

Sixteen such new drugs are currently being monitored in Europe.  Japan recently placed 51 under national control and elsewhere all over the globe, the numbers of these designer drugs is growing. 

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