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New measures to combat deaths from drug misuse

New recommendations from the independent expert group convened by Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Government Association aim to stem the number of people in England dying from drug misuse.

While overall drug use continues to decline, official statistics show a further rise in deaths for 2015, to the highest number ever recorded (2,300). Registrations of drug misuse deaths in England increased by 8.5% in 2015, following an increase of 17% in 2014 and 21% in 2013. More.....