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Increases in Drug and Opioid Overdose Deaths — United States, 2000–2014


January 1, 2016 / 64(50);1378-82
Rose A. Rudd, MSPH1Noah Aleshire, JD1Jon E. Zibbell, PhD1; R. Matthew Gladden, PhD1
On December 18, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website ( 

The Center for Disease Control has released a report on the increased Drug and Opioid Deaths in the United States. Overdose and death from Opioid medications has sky rocketed since the year 2000, where the biggest increase seen was reported in 2014. Read the report below for more information.

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