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    Almost 50% of tested drugs in Berlin given “warning” status in new programme

    A free drug-checking programme implemented in Berlin has revealed that almost half of the samples tested merited a “warning” status.

    A total of 428 samples have been examined by Drugchecking.berlin since the project launched in early June, reports rbb, with between 30 and 50 percent of the samples flagging a warning risk. These are given to drugs that are incorrectly labelled, contain impurities, or are unusually strong, according to project’s website.

    The substances are analysed anonymously and legally by the State Institute for Forensic and Social Medicine before being sent to centres to be processed. Users can then query the result around three days after submitting the samples via phone or in person. The most…

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