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Report: Drug overdose leading cause of death among men under 40 in Finland

According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction EMCDDA, there were 194 cases of death due to drug overdose in 2016 – an increase of 28 cases on the previous year. The agency has based its findings on data provided by Statistics Finland.

The agency found that men are over-represented in the proportion of deaths caused by drug overdose, which is one of the leading causes of death among men under the age of forty in Finland.

In fact, fatal drug overdose cases rank alongside suicide, cancer and accidents as one of the most common causes of death in this age group.

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