Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In 2019 To Record High

Published July 16, 2020 117 Views

Rumble Drug overdose deaths in America surged in 2019.
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.