The European Union needs more effort to tackle the problem of illegal drug use and the spread of ‘new psychoactive substances’, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

As David Sears, rapporteur of the EESC opinion said: "Two of the main obstacles to a coherent and effective response across the EU are a lack of reliable data, and widely varying public and political attitudes in different countries. In addition, the EU has little legal influence over health policy, whic...

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