Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths

According to a report released recently by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization during the first six months of the current year (started March 20), a total of 1,605 deaths due to drug overdose occurred in the country, representing an increase of 9% compared to the same period in the previous year. The highest number of deaths was reported from Tehran (393), Fars (142), and Isfahan (110) provinces, IRNA reported.  The cause of the deaths was attributed to acute poisoning (959), long-term use of illegal drugs (431), and use of psychotropic substances (215) respectively.


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