Friday, October 26, 2018

Cocaine overdoses up 22% in US, UK

Overdose deaths from cocaine rose 22 percent from a year earlier to 14,205, according to data from the CDC. U.S. deaths from cocaine have increased by more than 250% since the beginning of 2015.

The trend is similar in the UK.
Cocaine purity has risen steadily with production while prices have fallen. The EU says the purity of street-level cocaine is at its highest levels ever.

Crack carries a high risk of death as addicts often push cardiovascular and respiratory systems to collapse.