CDC reports highest overdose deaths in one year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data indicating fatal drug overdoses accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the data, approximately 81,230 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in a 12-month period, ending in May 2020, the largest number of drug overdoses for a 12-month period ever recorded.

Drug overdose deaths during this time increased more than 20% in 25 states and the District of Columbia, according to the data.

The CDC said overdoses are driven by synthetic opioid use such as substances like fentanyl.

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