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[BBC News Northern Ireland] Northern Ireland drug deaths 'different from rest of UK'. (12 Feb 2014)

URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-2614...

Drugs-related deaths in Northern Ireland are mostly linked to prescription drugs, unlike other regions of the UK, a study suggests.

Whereas the vast majority of drug-related deaths in the UK are linked to opiates such as heroin and morphine, in NI most relate to other drugs.

The research was carried out by St George's, University of London. It found there was a small decrease in the overall number of drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland....

 

Item Type:News
Source:BBC News Northern Ireland
Date:12 February 2014
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
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