Drug overdose deaths hit record high during pandemic 12-month period

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(Worthy News) – Deaths from drug overdoses in the reached an all-time high over the course of a 12-month period at the height of the pandemic, according to federal data.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Wednesday, with provisional data showing that over the course of a 12-month period ending in March 2021, the number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a high of 96,779.

This rise in drug-related deaths marks a roughly 30% jump over a year that occurred at the height of the pandemic amid lockdowns, Axios reported. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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