Scottish drug deaths rise31st August 2007
New figures have revealed that the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has increased by a quarter.
The General Register Office for Scotland (Gros) said there were 421 drug-related deaths last year, 85 more than in 2005, representing a 25% rise. Just under 80% of the deaths were among men. The previous highest number of drug deaths recorded in Scotland was 392 in 2002.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said a new strategy was needed to tackle the demand and supply of illicit drugs in Scotland.
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Title: Scottish drug deaths rise
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3942
Date Added: 31st Aug 2007