Drug overdose deaths top 100K, but dropped for first time in five years

  • Drug overdose deaths top 100K, but dropped for first time in five years

    Posted by Gatherer  on May 15, 2024 at 11:38 AM

    U.S. drug overdose deaths dropped slightly in 2023, according to early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first annual decrease in drug overdose deaths since 2018. 

    But the overall number of deaths is still extremely high. More than 107,000 people died from drug overdoses last year, a decrease of 3 percent from the approximately 111,000 deaths estimated in 2022. 

    Deaths surpassed 100,000 for the first time in 2021. 

    CDC Chief Medical Officer Deb Houry in a statement called the findings “heartening,” and a “testament to the hard work by all of our partners in this effort

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