In January, it was reported that around 100 drug abuse patients in the formerly Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea had died because the substitution treatment they had been undergoing was now illegal under newly placed Russian laws. This is only a small percentage of the estimated 800 drug users in Crimea who were undergoing the treatment.
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