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[Sunday Times] , Battles, Jan Irish cocaine cut with deadly toxins. (06 Dec 2009)

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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.


Item Type:News
Source:Sunday Times
Date:6 December 2009
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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