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Drug overdose deaths slowing in the US after reaching record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic


14, 2022

Drug overdose deaths in the United States have slowed in recent months after reaching record levels earlier this year.

New data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 107,735 people died of a drug overdose in the 12-month period ending in July. That’s about 2,500 fewer deaths than the record high that was reached in March, marking a 2% drop over four months...

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