Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In 2019 To Record High
The increase in deaths last year by 4.8%, erased the slight decline seen in 2018.
The jump in fatalities has set a new record high for the nation.
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are involved in more than half of all overdose deaths.
According to CNN, cocaine and methamphetamine-related deaths also on the rise.
Opioid prescribing however has dropped since the CDC issued opioid prescribing guidelines in 2016.