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Drug Overdose Deaths
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Drug Overdose Deaths

Figures released by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization, show that during the past year (ended March 20), 3,190 people lost their lives due to drug abuse, of whom, 2,847 were men and 343, women. The figure is an increase by 6.3% compared to the prior year. The provinces of Tehran (775), Fars (254), and Khorasan Razavi (241) had the highest rates of drug abuse deaths, IRNA reported. Prevalence rate of drug abuse is the highest among young adults between the ages 21 and 24.

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