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Table 3 Fatal overdoses by illicit drugs and volatile substances in the Czech Republic between 2001 and 2015

From: The complex relation between access to opioid agonist therapy and diversion of opioid medications: a case example of large-scale misuse of buprenorphine in the Czech Republic

Drug 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015*
Opiates/opioids 56 21 21 19 24 10 14 15 20 19 6 12 20
Volatile substances 15 14 22 20 18 14 14 10 8 16 4 10 7
Methamphetamine 5 8 9 16 14 12 11 19 18 18 16 16 15
Cocaine 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other synthetic drugs 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0
Unspecified 8 1 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total illicit drugs and inhalants 84 44 55 57 62 42 40 44 49 55 28 38 44
  1. Source: Institute for Health Information and Statistics, National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction and The Czech Society for Legal Medicine and Forensic Toxicology in Mravčík et al. [37]. Note: In 2015, the Special drug mortality register based on reporting from forensic medicine departments was transformed into newly established National Register of forensic autopsies and toxicological examinations administered by Institute for Health Information and Statistics. Data from 2013 and 2014 are not available