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Drugs sold to patients

It is believed that some drug dealers allegedly smuggle drugs to patients who are being treated at the National Hospital of Iceland. Staff members have found packages with illegal substances intended for patients, as well as used needles outside the hospital.

“There are always some who are taking drugs at treatment institutions,” Bjarni Össurarson, senior physician of the euphoric substance department at the mental illness ward of the National Hospital, told Fréttabladid.

“We just have to keep our eyes open,” Össurarson said, adding that measures are being taken to prevent drug smuggling to the hospital and to increase safety for staff and patients.

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