Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Breaking: U.S. Drug Overdoses Reached Record High amid Pandemic Shutdowns

Amid a pandemic that has persisted for nearly a year and a half, reported U.S. drug overdose deaths reached a new high of 96,779 in the 12-month period that concluded in March 2021.

From March 2020 to March 2021, the country experienced a surge of 29.6% in drug overdose fatalities, according to data published by the CDC.

This past July, preliminary data from the CDC revealed that more than 93,000 people in the United States died of drug overdoses in 2020, a spike of 30 percent from 2019, when the CDC reported that 71,000 people died of an overdose.

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U.S. Drug Overdoses Reached Record High amid Pandemic Shutdowns

U.S. drug overdose deaths reached a new high of 96,779 in the 12-month period that ended in March ... READ MORE

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