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Overdose Deaths Rising During the Pandemic

Published on: February 03, 2021. Updated on: February 04, 2021.


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Over the past year, the opioid epidemic has continued to devastate communities and require expanded prevention efforts. Recent data from the CDC suggest that overdose deaths are accelerating during the pandemic, with synthetic opioids a primary driver of this increase.

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CDC Data: Ahmad FB, Rossen LM, Sutton P. Provisional drug overdose death counts. National Center for Health Statistics. 2020.


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