Number of LT overdose deaths twice EU average, high meth use reported

  • 2016-05-31
Lithuania's mortality rate due to drug overdoses is more than twice as high as the EU average, but the situation in Estonia is even worse. Some 87 drug-induced deaths were reported in Lithuania in 2014, or 44.4 cases per million population, compared with the EU average of 19.2 cases, the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said in a report published Tuesday. "Increases are evident in the most recent data from a number of countries with relatively robust reporting systems, including Ireland, Lithuania, a...
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