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Heroin shortage in UK is 'putting lives at risk' | Society | The Guardian
Hospitals are treating a growing number of drug users who have overdosed on heroin mixed with other substances by dealers because of a huge shortage of the opiate across the UK.
The shortage has been linked not to seizures of the drug by law enforcement agencies but to a fungus that has blighted this year's poppy crop in Afghanistan, reducing it by half.
Among heroin users commenting in online forums about the drought, one long-term user said: "I've never known anything like it in 30 years."
There is one simple answer to such problems. And then there is what our leaders do.