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Drug Deaths Increasingly Involving Stimulants

Published on: May 05, 2020. Updated on: October 20, 2020.


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As opioids continue to dominate drug overdose deaths in the US, fatal overdoses from cocaine and methamphetamines continue to rise with overdoses frequently involving multiple drugs.

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Data on overdose deaths were derived from the multiple cause-of-death files of the Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) data system maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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