by Colleen Fleiss on  July 17, 2020 at 10:56 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
CDC Says US Drug Overdose Deaths Jump 4.6% in 2019
In the United States, the number of deaths due to drug overdose increased by 4.6 per cent between 2018 and 2019, preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed.

Between January and April this year, drug overdose deaths rose by 11.4 per cent, compared with the same period of 2019.

Opioids, are the main factor behind drug overdose deaths, the CDC said.

Cocaine and psychostimulants accounted for 45.4 per cent of the total in 2019, rising from 34.7 per cent in 2017.

Source: IANS

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