Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cocaine overdose cases quadruple at hospitals

By Richard Edwards Last Updated: 11:27PM BST 25/05/2008

The number of cocaine users being admitted to hospital has quadrupled in eight years, it has emerged as concerns grow that it has become the drug of choice for middle-class men.
An average of more than two people a day are admitted to accident and emergency units for "cocaine-induced health emergencies", official Government data showed.
There were 740 incidents in 2006-07 compared with 161 in 1998-99.

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