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Fentanyl

There is growing concern in the UK about the presence of fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug, in samples of heroin and linked to a number of overdose deaths. See the Fentanyl DrugWatch briefing for detailed information from DrugWatch, an online network of drug experts…

How many people have died from ecstasy?

  The table below comes from the Office for National Statistics and shows the number of drug-related deaths where ecstasy was mentioned on the death certificate by age, England and Wales between 1993 and 2015.   This ONS table shows…

Codeine

Codeine is an opiate drug used to treat mild to moderately severe pain. Like morphine, it is found in opium (extracted from the opium poppy) but it can also be synthesised in the lab. Codeine is about one fifth the strength…

Phenazepam

Fake Valium, Kronic, Bonsai Phenazepam is a powerful, long acting benzodiazepine which has been reported as being five times stronger than Valium – the most commonly prescribed tranquilliser. The drug is not used in the UK as a medicine, but is available…