Amira Guirguis, pharmacist and senior lecturer in pharmaceutical chemistry, Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire.
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Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.
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