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Drug-related deaths are at their highest level in 25 years – here's why

05:20 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

According to new data from the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS), last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. Over half of these deaths involved an opiate such as heroin. Those aged 40-49 made up the largest group dying as a result of drug poisoning. Compared to the general population, this group are dying decades before they should.

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