In the Media

Cocaine deaths double as price crashes

PUBLISHED May 24, 2004

Soaring levels of cocaine use among young British professionals have led to a record number of deaths, according to new figures obtained by The Observer.

A drastic drop in the price of the drug, coupled with the belief among young people that cocaine is 'safe', led to 87 deaths linked to its use for the first six months of 2003 - double the figure for the same period in 2002.