US drug overdoses topped 100k in 2021, reaching all-time high: CDC

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2022
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REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

Over 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2021, reaching an all-time high.

The U.S. recorded an estimated 107,622 drug overdose deaths last year, according to provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday. The number is a large jump from the year prior, when the CDC estimated that 91,799 Americans died due to drug overdose.

Healthcare workers wheel the body of deceased person from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. (REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid)

Drug overdose deaths have risen sharply in the U.S. since the start...

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