CDC: Drug overdose death rates continue to rise in US
Drug overdose death rates continue to rise everywhere in the U.S., according to the CDC.
In 2016, over 63,000 Americans died as a result of drug overdose.
Twenty-one states saw increases in synthetic opioid overdose deaths, and 10 saw the rates double.
Researchers attribute the sharp uptick in deaths to opioids such as fentanyl.
Nearly every demographic experienced an increase in drug overdose death rates.
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