Year: 1990 Source: Scottish Medical Journal, v.35, no.4, (August 1990), p.100-102 SIEC No: 19910583

Mortality among a group of known drug users shows small numbers of deaths from AIDS so far but increasing deaths from overdose, especially in young women. Steadily rising numbers of drug injectors are observed. The need for a distinctly different educational approach in areas of very high seroprevalence is discussed & the requirement for close co-operation between prescribing sources is identified. (14 refs.)