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A blood test has been developed to detect a potentially lethal chemical used in former legal highs. Drug workers in Birmingham were sent an alert by Public Health England recently after "a cluster" of incidents which may have involved a drug sometimes known as black mamba. The test will be offered throughout the NHS next month. Synthetic drugs mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol THCthe main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.
A raft of so-called legal highs were outlawed when the Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect in Dr Jonathan Berg, director of pathology at the hospital, said that 5F-ADB is far more powerful than many of the other substances available. Up to 16 people have been brought in to the hospital over the past three months - the latest on Friday - with the new test, which has been developed over the last six months, being used to analyse substances believed to have been taken. The test can identify six of the most common synthetic cannabinoids added to the drugs, including 5F-ADB.
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New drug test to detect spice or mamba