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Drug overdose deaths climb to 70,237 in 2017

Publication Date: Dec 24, 2018

U.S. drug-related overdose deaths rose to 70,237 in 2017, a 6.9 percent increase from 2016. 67.8 percent of which involved opioids and synthetic opioids were involved in 59.8 % of those deaths.

 

Read more in the latest MMWR: Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths -- United States, 2013-2017, Vol. 67, December 21, 2018.