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CDC Releases New Opioid Overdose Data: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Friday, December 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report about the current state of the drug overdose epidemic on December 16, 2016. According to the new data released, overall drug overdose death rates have never been higher. Opioid overdose deaths increased significantly between 2014 and 2015, and more than 300,000 Americans have lost their lives to opioids—prescription and illicit – since 2000.

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