Heroin deaths highest in seaside towns

Heroin deaths highest in seaside towns

Seaside resorts have the highest rates of death from heroin and morphine, according to figures released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of the 14 places with the highest such death rates, 10 are coastal communities. The rate in Blackpool, which topped...
Could free heroin halt drug deaths?

Could free heroin halt drug deaths?

The rate of drug deaths in British Columbia, Canada, has been declared a public health emergency; and yet, Dundee has a higher rate of deaths from drug misuse. To help curb these rising drug death statistics, Scotland’s public health minister is now calling for...
Search for strong painkillers stolen from lorry

Search for strong painkillers stolen from lorry

More than 1.5 million Tramadol painkillers were stolen from a lorry at a service station on the M62 in West Yorkshire earlier this month. In total, 15,072 packs were taken from the back of the lorry, each containing 100 tablets. The powerful painkiller is an opioid...