More than 65 people are now thought to have died from synthetic drugs, says the Coroner.

The new figure comes as the Drug Foundation urges the Government to act more quickly to introduce a multi-agency early warning system that could prevent more deaths.

In November the number of deaths linked to toxic synthetics was 45-50 since June 2017.
That figure has now jumped to 60-65, with potentially more.

A spokesperson for Coronial Services said there were seven confirmed deaths from synthetic cannabis toxicity and around 55 cases that appeared to be linked.

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