Perhaps you can return back to the site's homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it by using the search form below. Sold under the trade name Xanax, are causing huge concern among the health professionals across the UK. Recent BBC reports point to the rising number of deaths linked to Xanax and reveal that at least 204 people died in UK since 2015 because of the misuse of this drug and its counterfeit versions. The coroner for Northern Ireland calls the Xanax-related deaths as “an escalating crisis” as the death toll had risen from 2015’s one to 26 in 2017. According to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, 126 fatalities happened in Scotland between 20. Most of the victims are teenagers or people in their early twenties. “The alprazolam powder is being obtained from the Far East, I was told in one inquest, and then pressed in the UK and sold on the dark web,” BBC quotes Joe Mc Crisken. Xanax is a widely prescribed drug in the United States while it can be obtained through private prescriptions in the UK.
These days, it’s not uncommon to turn on the news and hear about a celebrity death involving a mixture of drugs and alcohol. Deaths from mixed drugs date back decades — most notably, “Wizard of Oz” star Judy Garland and American music icon Elvis Presley. More recently, we’ve seen it happen to Whitney Houston, Health Ledger, and Anna Nicole Smith. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reports that drug overdose deaths have spiked 102 percent from 1999 to 2000. In 2010, there were over 38,000 deaths from drug overdoses, and 60 percent of those deaths involved prescription drugs (as opposed to heroin or cocaine). Of the 22,000 deaths involving prescription drugs, 30 percent involved benzodiazepines such as Xanax. Aside from how addictive it is, Xanax is relatively safe when taken on its own, and the amount needed to overdose is very high. However, it’s much easier to overdose on Xanax when it’s combined with other drugs, such as alcohol. When combined, Xanax and alcohol can cause various side effects, some of which can be fatal. A drug alert has been issued by NHS Grampian over increasing reports of illicit alprazolam (‘xanax’) use in Grampian. Although it is impossible to confirm the content or strength of illicit substances there has been an increase in both hospital admissions involving self-reported alprazolam use and drug deaths where alprazolam is present. The alert is intended to raise awareness, increase knowledge and assist in assessing the current trends in drug use across Grampian. Although the alert focuses on alprazolam, there are a number of other substances that continue to cause harm. There may be various tablets available however there are reports of both red and white counterfeit versions of “Xanax” similar to this picture being sold. People who report alprazolam use may experience a number of adverse effects which will generally increase in severity with increasing doses. These may include: Instructions for supporting someone who has taken the substance include dialling 999 and ask for an ambulance if the person is unresponsive or experiencing symptoms which are causing concern.
Feb 19, 2016. Deaths from overdoses of widely used sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan have surged in recent years. Xanax overdose and related deaths Professor Shane Darke discusses the increase in deaths involving alprazolam also known by its brand name, Xanax.