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Drug related deaths in Europe are falling

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1304
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The number of drug related deaths across Europe has fallen after rising for several years; heroin use in many countries has stabilised; and the HIV epidemic among injecting drug users in central and eastern Europe is slowing down.

    In addition, measures to reduce drug related harm are intensifying, and drug users across Europe have better access to treatment and care.

    These are the …

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