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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Drug deaths

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Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland
The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.
Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show
A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.
736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.
HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses
“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.
Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period
Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.
'Major concern' as two men die of suspected overdoses within days of each other
It’s understood the body of one man lay undiscovered for several days.
Joan Burton defends new death certs after 'hidden suicide' claims
Where and when will grieving families be required to disclose a cause of death?
Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?
Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.
Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars
Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence
Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities
A new UN report also highlights the rise in the use and distribution of so-called ‘legal highs’