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The HSE Is Running The Safer Nightlife Programme For The Third Year

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220 drug samples were surrendered at the medical tents of music festivals last year.

220 drug samples were surrendered at the medical tents of music festivals last year.

The HSE is running the Safer Nightlife Programme for the third year, where it partners with events such as Electric Picnic to carry out drug testing.

It asks people who are concerned about drugs they're consuming at music festivals to surrender them so they can be analysed.

HSE Project Manager for Emerging Drug Trends, Nicki Killeen, says seven substances have been found in Ireland for the first time as a result:

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