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Death Rate Statistics

Drug overdose death rates in the United States have never been higher. Drug overdose death rates have increased roughly 5-fold since 1990. This increase in drug overdose death rates is largely because of prescription Opiate (opioid) painkillers.

Unintentional Drug Poisoning in the United States (CDC July 2010)

poison-issue-brief.pdf 

Increase in Fatal Poisonings Involving Opioid Analegesics in the United States, 1999-2006 (NCHS Data Brief September 2009)

db22.pdf

For more information on drug overdose death rates please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.cdc.gov/

 

 

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