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CDC SAYS YEARLY OVERDOSE DEATHS REACH RECORD LEVELS

Newsy · Published 17 days ago

More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation's escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday. The provisional 2021 total translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death every 5 minutes. It marked a 15% increase from the previous record, set the year before.