Danish drug deaths set new record

New figures show that drug-related deaths have increased dramatically over the past two years, The Local reports.

Figures from the Danish National Police (Rigspolitiet) and the Danish Health and Medicines Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) revealed on Monday that 263 people died from drug-related causes in 2014.

That number is 50 higher than in both of the two preceding years and sets a new single-year record.

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