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Letters Deaths from drug poisoning

So much for harm reduction techniques reducing drug deaths

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 16 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1671
  1. Peter O’Loughlin, principal
  1. 1Eden Lodge Practice, Beckenham BR3 3AT
  1. peteroloughlin5{at}

    An ageing population of heroin users does not fully explain the five year peak in deaths from drug poisoning in English and Welsh men.1 The increase is attributable to heroin, methadone, and morphine, and death rates were highest in young adults.2

    The UK has the highest prevalence of …

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