Tox Tuesday: European prisons crack down on ‘legal highs’

Recent reports from multiple European prisons are showing that while the use of illegal drugs continues to decrease inside prison walls, “legal highs” and the violence associated with them, remains on the rise.

Referred to as “legal highs” due to their synthetic make-up, these drugs are chemically engineered to generate similar effects that illegal substances […]

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Animal Science

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date – The Horse Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding […]

Increased drug testing in UK includes ‘legal highs’

Europe’s working class may need to start being on their best behavior as workplace drug testing is on the rise in the United Kingdom (UK), according to a recently published article in BBC News. Not only are the number and frequency of tests rising, but employers are also starting to test for more “legal highs” […]

EU takes action on “legal highs”

Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids are on the rise in Europe. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In response to increasing reports of new psychoactive drugs entering the market, the European Union this week moved to revamp its system to respond more quickly.

On Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) proposed new procedures […]