An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate
High Wire is Maia Szalavitz's reported opinion column on drugs and drug policy. Overdose deaths fell by around five percent between 2017 and 2018, the first…
Jul 22, 2019 18:35 UTC Read More
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Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to data by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for…
Jul 22, 2019 03:59 UTC Read More
Fatal drug overdoses drop in US for first time in decades
Fatal drug overdoses in the US declined by 5.1 percent in 2018, according to preliminary official data released Wednesday, the first drop in two decades.
Jul 21, 2019 18:08 UTC Read More
Tennessee sees annual increase in drug overdose deaths
Tennessee saw it highest number of drug overdoses last year as surrounding states saw drops in the ongoing opioid crisis.
Jul 19, 2019 18:29 UTC Read More
Onondaga County sees 19 opioid overdose deaths in first quarter
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nineteen people in Onondaga County died of opioid drug overdoses during the first quarter of 2019, according to the county medical…
Jul 19, 2019 12:38 UTC Read More
Marion County sees drop in overdose deaths
In 2017, there were 406 overdose deaths in Marion County. That number dropped to 361 in 2018 — an 11 percent decline.
Jul 19, 2019 11:16 UTC Read More
Overdoses, Deaths Up In Falmouth Falmouth News capenews.net
Drug overdoses and overdose deaths have both increased in Falmouth this year.
Jul 19, 2019 01:29 UTC Read More
Overdose deaths in U.S. drop by 5 percent in 2018
July 18 (UPI) -- Drug overdose deaths in the United States fell in 2018, following decades of steady increases, according to federal data. Between 2017 and…
Jul 18, 2019 17:02 UTC Read More
Fentanyl overdose deaths climb in Southwest Florida
Overdose deaths involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl are on the rise in Southwest Florida, according to a report from the Florida Medical Examiners…
Jul 18, 2019 10:59 UTC Read More
Drug overdose deaths fell last year in Ohio, but may be on the rise again in Cuyahoga County
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Statistics released Wednesday offer an optimistic outlook of drug overdose deaths in Ohio, showing they declined by an estimated 22…
Jul 17, 2019 20:10 UTC Read More
More Overdose Deaths Caused by Mixing Drugs in New Hampshire
The latest drug overdose statistics in New Hampshire show a sharp increase in the number of deaths caused by mixing fentanyl with other drugs.
Jul 17, 2019 15:09 UTC Read More
Federal initiative results in 30 overdose death cases prosecuted in Maine
A federal initiative, which began one year ago, has resulted in the prosecution of 30 deaths in Maine caused by opioid drug overdoses, the U.S. Department of…
Jul 17, 2019 02:02 UTC Read More
Overdose Deaths in Broome Fall Following Spring Spike
After a sudden spike in drug overdose deaths in Broome County prompted officials to declare a State of Emergency in March, the number of deaths has dropped…
Jul 15, 2019 14:21 UTC Read More
Eye on New Mexico: Drug overdose deaths
Christina Rodriguez July 14, 2019 07:50 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On this week's edition of Eye on New Mexico, Kai Porter discussed drug overdose…
Jul 15, 2019 01:54 UTC Read More
Overdoses in Pennsylvania declined in 2018 — but the state is still losing 12 people a day
About 4492 people died of overdoses in Pennsylvania in 2018, and an opioid was involved in 82 percent of the deaths.
Jul 12, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
VIDEO: 'I'll be dealing with my failures as Elliot's father for the rest of my life'
Parents of Victoria teen who died of an overdose speak outside coroner's inquest.
Jun 26, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
10 overdose deaths in 5 days, heroin coalition reports, and nearly 60 overdoses
Ten people died from suspected drug overdoses in five days, according to the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition. Health and law enforcement officials painted a…
Jun 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
For the first time in 10 years, fatal opioid overdoses decline in Maryland
Preliminary data shows opioid overdoses killed fewer people in the first three months of 2019 than in the same period the year before.
Jun 11, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
Colorado records modest decline in drug overdose deaths — the first decline since 2012
The number of drug overdose deaths in Colorado decreased slightly last year but remains high.
Jun 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Colorado Records Modest Decline In Drug Overdose Deaths
The number of drug overdose deaths in Colorado decreased slightly last year but remains high. The Gazette reports that figures from the state Department of.
Jun 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
Local Drug Overdose Deaths Up So Far This Year
The Franklin County Coroner says the number of fatal drug overdoses during the first three months of the year are up 8 percent from the same period last.
Jun 07, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
The Opioid Crisis in the Bronx Claims Tiny Victim: 1-Year-Old
Darwin Santana-Gonzalez died after ingesting a deadly mixture of fentanyl and heroin. His mother was charged with murder.
May 30, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More
Heroin, opioids contributed to 'significant increase' of workplace overdose deaths: NIOSH
Washington — The rate of overdose deaths among workers rose 24% annually over a recent six-year period, with heroin and opioids the most common…
May 21, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More
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