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Correction See correction
A correction has been made to the ‘New psychoactive substances (including “legal highs”)’ section of this statistical bulletin. In addition, statistics showing deaths involving New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in Table 1 and Figures 4 and 5 have also been corrected. This was due to an error when a number of substances that should have been included in the NPS category were accidentally missed out (see below for more details). You can see the original data here. We apologise for any inconvenience.
8 March 2016 14:50