Fentanyl drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017 — about 200 a day — CDC estimates

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:00 in Health & Medicine

Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5%, over the estimate for the previous 12-month period. That staggering sum...

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