Rise in UK drug deaths

Drug deaths in the UK attributed to poisoning by drug misuse rose by 17% between 2017 and 2018 according to a report published by NHS Digital. The 2,917 reported deaths recorded in 2018 represent a 43% increase over ten years from 2008. People were five times more likely to be admitted to hospital for drug poisoning in the UK’s most deprived areas compared with the most affluent.

Source: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/drug-poisoning-deaths-rise-17-per-cent-year-nhs-data-1327167