• Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits

    8 days ago - By New York Times

    New data show a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine; overall, the nation saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021.
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  • U.S. overdose deaths hit record 107,000 in 2021, CDC says

    8 days ago - By STAT

    NEW YORK - More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation's escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.
    The provisional 2021 total translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death every 5 minutes. It marked a 15% increase from the previous record, set the year before. The CDC reviews death certificates and then makes an estimate to account for delayed and incomplete reporting.
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