Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year Rose About 19 Percent

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Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the U.S., the New York Times reports. The death count is the latest consequence of a public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs. Drug overdoses are now . . .

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