Drugs Mortality UK vs Popular Press Reporting 2008
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drugsestimated UK users (millions)divided by 10,000deaths 2008deaths per 10,000 usersdaily mail storiesapprox % of deaths reporteddaily mail reports per deathfatalities sourcepress reports source URLsource for userssource for users link
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alcohol misuse8,200,0008206850.84142.04%0.02http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=alcohol+poisoning+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=alcohol+poisoning+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=GoInstitute of alcohol studieshttp://www.ias.org.uk/resources/factsheets/drinkinggb.pdf
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methadone poisoning40,000437894.50102.65%0.03http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?q=methadone+death+site:dailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&sa=N&sugg=d&as_ldate=2008/01&as_hdate=2008/12&lnav=hist5Institute of alcohol studieshttp://www.ias.org.uk/resources/factsheets/drinkinggb.pdf
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antidepressants3,000,0003003811.27194.99%0.05http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?q=antidepressants+death+site:dailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&sa=N&sugg=d&as_ldate=2008/01&as_hdate=2008/12&lnav=hist5Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jun/21/mental-health-antidepressants-recession-prescriptions
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benzodiazepines1,350,0001352201.63135.91%0.06http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=benzodiazepine+OR+%22valium%22+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=benzodiazepine+OR+%22valium%22+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=GoGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/nov/30/benzodiazepines-drugs-alcohol-health
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paracetemol30,000,00030002600.09197.31%0.07http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?q=paracetamol+death+site:dailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&sa=N&sugg=d&as_ldate=2008/01&as_hdate=2008/06&lnav=hist8Oxford Journalshttp://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/831
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accidental alcohol poisoning0170148.24%0.08http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892
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heroin & morphine200,0002089744.85839.25%0.09http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?um=1&cf=all&ned=uk&hl=en&q=heroin+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&cf=all&scoring=n&sugg=d&sa=N&lnav=d1&as_ldate=2008&as_hdate=2008&ldrange=2004%2C2007&hdrange=2009%2C2009
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SSRI antidepressants1,500,0001501160.771613.79%0.14http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=SSRI+OR+prozac+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=SSRI+OR+prozac+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Go
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GHBunknown20525.00%0.25http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=GHB+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=GHB+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Goobserverhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2008/jul/20/drugsandalcohol
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cocaine poisoning1,000,0001002352.3515766.81%0.67http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=cocaine+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=cocaine+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=GoGuardian
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solvents69,0007121.741083.33%0.83http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=solvents+OR+glue+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=solvents+OR+glue+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Go
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ecstasy poisoning625,00062.5440.7047106.82%1.07http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=ecstasy+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=ecstasy+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Gowsws.orghttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/dec2004/drugs-d06.shtml
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aspirin2,000,000200150.0819126.67%1.27http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=asprin+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=asprin+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Goobserverhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2008/jul/20/drugsandalcohol
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cannabis2,800,000280190.0792484.21%4.84http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7892http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch?as_user_ldate=2008&as_user_hdate=2008&q=cannabis+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&scoring=n&hl=en&ned=uk&um=1&q=cannabis+death+site%3Adailymail.co.uk&lnav=od&btnG=Goobserverhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2008/jul/20/drugsandalcohol
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