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U.S. drug overdose deaths continue to rise; increase fueled by synthetic opioids

U.S. drug overdose deaths continue to rise; increase fueled by synthetic opioids

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid.


Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

Wake-up call to the fast-moving opioid overdose epidemic


Fentanyl molecule

Fentanyl involved in over half of opioid overdose deaths in 10 states

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

New CDC data system provides unique insights into the evolving illicit opioid crisis


 

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