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Deaths from heroin overdose are preventable

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7128.327i (Published 31 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:327
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    A thousand deaths from heroin overdose each year could be prevented in Britain if emergency resuscitation drugs were supplied to addicts and their close contacts, according to a report presented to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' winter meeting last week.

    Professor John Strang, director of the National Addiction Centre at the Maudsley Hospital in London, suggested that premature …

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