The mixing agents used to cut cocaine in Ireland appear to be more lethal than those used in other countries, warn doctors who have recorded a dramatic increase in the number of cocaine-related overdoses in recent years.
The number of people admitted to Ireland’s largest intensive care unit (ICU) following an overdose has risen 10-fold in the past six years. A study by doctors at the unit in the Mater hospital in Dublin shows that very few of those admitted with overdoses survive.
|Date:||6 December 2009|
|Subjects:||B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine|
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