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More than 200 Xanax related deaths in UK since 2015

05:17 EST 5 Feb 2019 | Pharmafile

There have been more than 200 deaths linked to misuse of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015.

Of 204 deaths related to misuse of the benzodiazepine 126 were in Scotland. The problem has been linked with an influx of ‘counterfeit’ Xanax bars, an estimated £1 million of which have been seized at UK ports since 2016.

Much of the supply of illicit Xanax is distributed via the dark web. There were 35 Xanax related deaths in England and Wales between 2015 and 2018. Meanwhile 43 died in Northern Ireland between 2015 and 2017.

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