Drug Overdose Deaths

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More fentanyl drug overdoses in 2018 than from heroin.

In Your Health Minute,

A new government report reveals which drugs are the most frequently involved in overdose deaths.

Researchers looked at death certificate data from 2011 to 2016.

They found fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone  and methadone were most commonly involved in fatal overdoses.

Deaths involving heroin more than tripled during this time period as did those linked to meth.

But overdose deaths involving fentanyl had the biggest spike increasing by 113 percent each year.

 

 

Categories: Ask The Doctor, Dee Armstrong

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