In 2021, US drug overdose deaths hit highest level on record, CDC data shows

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2022
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Healthcare, Drug Overdoses, Fentanyl

Drug overdoses in the United States were deadlier than ever in 2021, according to provisional data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 108,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2021, and about two-thirds of those deaths involved fentanyl or another synthetic opioid.

Overdose deaths have been on the rise for years in the US, but surged amid the Covid-19 pandemic: Annual deaths were nearly 50% higher in 2021 than in 2019, CDC data shows.

The spike in overdose deaths in the second year of the pandemic wasn't as...

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/11/health/drug-overdose-deaths-record-high-2021/index.html

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