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‘Bath Salts’ Overdoses Down

It appears that state and federal laws criminalizing the sale of “bath salts” -- while not perfect -- are working. The number of overdoses on the synthetic drugs this year stands at 833, down from 6,137 in 2011, according to the national Poison Control Center.

Stacey Singer of the Palm Beach Post talks to an emergency room physician about the change he’s seeing on the front line. She also links to a video that shows the effects of the drugs.

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