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New Data from the CDC Shows Opioid Overdose Deaths Dropped in 14 States

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
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New provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12-month period that ended in July 2017. The reported drop in overdose deaths occurred in Wyoming, Utah, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Mississippi, Kansas, Rhode Island, Oregon, California, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Arizona and Hawaii. The reduction in overdose deaths, even if limited to just 14 states, is seen as a potentially hopeful sign that policies aimed at curbing the death toll may be working. Read more here.

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