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68,557 Drug Overdose Deaths in US Last Year

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Data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 68,557 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. during 2018.[1]

While the total number is discouraging, it represents a 6% improvement from the year before. In fact, this is the first year since 1999 that the number of overdose deaths has declined.[1]

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