CDC: 80% Of All 2019 Drug Overdose Deaths Linked To Single Class Of Drug

Published September 3, 2020 45 Views

Rumble More than 80% of all drug overdose deaths reported across the country in the first half of 2019 were linked to a single type of drug.
According to UPI, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that opioids were linked to nearly all of them.
All of the 10 most common drugs or drug combinations found in overdose-related deaths during the first six months of last year included at least one opioid.
In all regions, overdose deaths involving opioids without stimulants were most common.
That was followed by deaths involving opioids and stimulants, and deaths involving stimulants without opioids.
Still, the CDC estimates that between 1999 and 2018, more than 750,000 Americans died following a drug overdose.